The Power of Discovery for Green Living

Look around and you'll see going green slogans everywhere.  The web is full of information on going green, living a sustainable lifestyle and advice on personal sustainability.   For many, this mountain of information can be confusing and at times...

What Is Your Green Path?

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao-tzu Green living is relative. It's all about perspective.  A sustainable lifestyle often means different things to different people.  For those with broad eco awareness and who are well...

Summer Solstice 2013: Kicking off Big Green Summer Dreams

Summer officially begins this week as the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. For Americans, summer will begin either on Thursday or Friday—depending on which time zone you live in. That's because the timing of the summer solstice...

What is Your Role in Supporting the Green Movement?

Does your lifestyle supper the green movement?  Interestingly, the question is generally reversed: How do you create a green or sustainable lifestyle?    But, the dynamics of life is reciprocity - a state of mutual exchange. If you are looking to...

Green Dreams for Green Summer Living

While sustainable business strategies and green living may not be 100% mainstream (yet), at Taiga Company, we frequently find ourselves reflecting on the words of Nelson Mandela, “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people...

Is Your Organization Building Its Business Sustainability Skillset?

In a recent Dynamic Business post, How to Help Employees be More Innovative, our sustainability consulting finds an interesting parallel in skill building conversation.  Herein, the author discusses the value of building internal competencies...

How to Set Up Pinterest for Green Brands in 5 Easy Steps

  Unless you are new to social media marketing, then you know that the new hottest social media platform is Pinterest.  With more than 20 million monthly active users spending on average over 90 minutes on the site each month, it is arguably...

Rethinking Waste for Earth Day

  Do you know your waste and recycling facts? The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Every year, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Every...

Trees: Branching Out for Wildlife for National Wildlife Week

  "He who plants a tree, Plants a hope." ~Lucy Larcom As our company name is Taiga Company, we are frequently asked what inspired us to embark in sustainable business enterprise as well as how the company was named.  Keeping true to sustainability...

Gamification: The Hottest Tool in the Sustainability Toolkit

  Can we be "nudged" into better, more sustainable practices that help the environment? The post, Is a 'nudge' in the right direction all we need to be greener ? says so.  Citing subliminal and visual cues accompanied by policy nudges, the post...

7 Pledges for Green: Where Eco Inspiration Meets Eco Action

  Do you have any idea how many decisions you will make today?  The answer is in the thousands! The fact is that we are faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  While some choose to turn right,...

Dream Big: Keys to a Greener World This Valentine's Day

  "We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days...

Proof: Brands Matter to Employees When They Do Things That Matter

Employees value meaningful work over any other retention initiatives and the best career option for a staff member amid the current economic scenario is developing their skills with their current employer, says a survey. According to Talent...

5 Online Tools to Reduce Personal Emissions in 2013

The New Year is right around the corner.  Many are considering what resolutions they are going to make - and keep!  Why not make a resolution that not only helps yourself but is also lighter on our planet?  A proposed resolution - how can we...

Learn the Best Ways to Kick Off Your Green Holiday Planning

Have you heard someone say they are going green because it's the "right” thing to do?  When you ask them what exactly the “right” thing is, they mention because "it's good for the environment".  As a sustainability consultant, I'm all for being good...

Who's Ready for America Recycles Day? Hint - It's November 15th!

When it comes to recycling, not everyone has the same point of view. Some people are die-hard recyclers and recycle everything from bottles and cans to glass and newspapers to e-waste. They are even dedicated enough to refurbish or donate their used...

3 Reasons To Succeed at Bike Commuting in the Fall and Winter

Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding.  At Taiga Company, we're big promoters...

Driving Green: It's Not All About the Car

Do you have to drive a hybrid vehicle or electrical car to drive green?   Sure, "green" cars are cool and are sparking innovation and eco awareness, but approaching your current vehicle with a sustainability mindset can also help to save cost and...

Creating Meaningful Work: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There are multiple paths to career satisfaction but finding meaning in your work may be the single most contributing factor to long term satisfaction in the workplace.  According to the post, Getting Beyond Engagement to Creating Meaning at...

What Makes You Think You Can Change the World? And How to Do It?

"The earth is what we all have in common."  ~ Wendell Barry   Since we are all in the same boat (on the same planet), so doesn't it make sense that we should all be interested in making this world into a better one -- if we only knew how.  Actually,...