8 Magic Sustainability Spells to Cast this Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a green living consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my sustainability consulting,...

5 Magical Mindsets for Halloween to Create Sustainability Success

What seasonal spells would you cast for Halloween?  Do you need a crystal ball? A flying broomstick?  Or, just maybe, could your mind be your superpower?  Many say that thought power is the key to creating reality. Everything you perceive in the...

How to Slay Energy Vampires for Halloween

As a country we pay more than $1 billion a year to power our TV's and VCR's while they're turned off.  Also, the U.S. Department of Energy tells us that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the...

7 Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Green Business

Is the sustainability movement here to stay?  What about social media? Many argue that sustainable business strategies, as well as, social media are just fads or passing trends.  Yet, within our sustainability consulting practice, we argue,...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Sustainability and Small Business

Owning a small business has never been for the faint of heart, and over the past decade radical shifts in government policy, the financial world, and technology (particularly how we communicate) have presented even more challenges — and opportunities...

How Can Small Business Capture the Value of Sustainability?

“We want to create change and make a profit. We want to improve systems and pay our employees well. We want to innovate, create and produce and we want to do it with all resources, all stakeholders, including the earth, in the forefront of our minds....

Green Thinking As Pathway to Changing Habits

"Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious." ~ Bill Meyer As Charles Reade said, "Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and...

Eco Magic and Sustainability Spells: Ways to Green Your Halloween

Looking to cast some magic this Halloween but need a little help?  Maybe a love potion would do the trick!    Perhaps a magic spell?  As a sustainability consultant, I've been known to cast a little magic of my own.  In my professional consulting,...

Water Wise Eco Habits for #EcoChallenge2014

Do you want to go green but just don't know where to start?  Well, great news!  You don't have to be a fantastic to live green and you can get started today.  Going green isn't an all or nothing approach -just a simple transition into making better...

Redefining Roles in Sustainable Business Reporting

Relative to business sustainability monitoring and reporting, the debate continues on whether a company should focus on transparency and continuous individual improvement or corporate performance measures relative to a broader...

Effect of Organizational Structures on Sustainable Innovation

In the corporate world, most business leaders agree that achieving real bottom line improvements, whether through reduction in operating cost or enhanced revenue, is critical to business sustainability.  Our sustainability consulting...

How to Green Your Ride

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...

Sustainable Supply Chain Benefits of Third Party Logistics

Traditionally two major factors have been at odds when companies discuss the potential for outsourced logistics. This decision has been torn between the value of integrating business operations with logistics providers and business risk of ‘vendor...

What the Boreal Forest Is and How it Inspires Us

"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...

The Three C’s of Sustainability Communications

Although business sustainability is not new, grasping sustainability concepts and its practical applications to a specific business is new to some business leaders.  It is not uncommon within our business sustainability consulting practice to be...

Tips for Improving Business Sustainability Implementation

It probably goes without saying that business leaders are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve their businesses.  One of the most dramatic exercises to reshape the entire company, from top to bottom, is to examine the processes that...

Need Help Fine Tuning Your Sustainable Growth Strategy

Interacting with companies in the midst of recovery, our sustainability consulting practice has observed first-hand how business sustainability risk can affect a company and its stakeholders.  While many traditional risks appear obvious...

How Social Media Engagement Increases Employee Engagement

How Much is a Disengaged Workforce Costing You?  Is there a reason to do employee engagement right?  In fact, are there dangers of a disengaged workforce?  Absolutely! Many would argue low employee morale, broken culture, loss of productivity and...

Finding Your True North Star for Sustainability Communications

Many people are confused as to what sustainability means and how it applies to business.  To some, they hear the word sustainability and it means renewable energy to them.  To others it may mean organic farming practices; however, to another person,...

Still Work to be Done in Business Sustainability Reporting

“The sustainability victories we are claiming these days are still marginal to the core work of the world. They are small steps in the hinterlands of our major social and economic systems. I am not suggesting they are not advances — compared to past...