Pedal Power: The Environmental, Economic, and Health Impacts of Biking

No big surprise: Riding a bike provides more exercise than driving a car. But with cities embracing cycling by building bike trails and lanes and setting up bike-sharing stations, the general health effects of biking can now be studied en masse.  ...

Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Where to Begin?

Today, sustainable business leaders are evaluating new markets, new products, and going after the most innovative people.  In addition, there is an expanded eco awareness and understanding of the value of business sustainability action.  It is the...

Sustainable Supply Chain 101

Supply Chain Management (SCM) over the past few decades has proven there to be opportunity to reduce cost and add value in the supply chain.  However, traditional supply chain management has focused primarily on cost, with professional consulting...

What? You Don't Ride a Bike?

Not riding a bike?  That is just crazy talk!  Here at Taiga Company, we're huge lovers of our two wheeled friends!  Why?  For starters, I can name 15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Your Bike. In fact, I even name my commuter bike (her name is Ruby.)...

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...

Water Wise Eco Habits for the Summertime

With oil, natural gas, and energy receiving most of the popular press, the often forgotten resource that presents the greatest challenge to local communities is the availability of fresh water.  Unlike energy constraints, water cannot be economically...

Sustainability and Endurance Mountain Bike Racing: What's in Common?

What could endurance mountain bike racing and sustainability have in common?  I'm frequently asked that question.  Granted, many can easily get the connection between green cycling and sustainability in that cycling is a pathway to eco inspiration,...

Why Social Media Engagement for Business Growth

“The current economic recovery, fragile though it is, promises to produce an even greater surge of innovation as the pace of technological change accelerates and different technologies are combined more frequently in novel ways.” This insightful...

8 Ways Social Media Can Grow Your Small Business

While some small business owners falsely believe that social media is just a “trend,” social media marketing has proven to be an excellent and cost-effective way to promote your small business. After all, social media engagement allows you to...

Ride On! Today is National Bike to Work Day!

May is recognized as National Bike Month and today, May 17th, is National Bike to Work Day.  As sustainability consultants, we couldn't be happier!  Cycling is part of a sustainable lifestyle, is alternative transportation, helps the environment, and...

5 Ways Bike to School Day (today) Is Important

    Bling! Bling! What's that you might ask?!  Those are cyber bike bells ringing!  Today is National Bike to School Day.  As part of National Bike Month, Bike to School Day is a national event that gives communities across the country the...

Why Your Green Business Needs a Social Media Policy and What to Do About It

  A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person.  The 2011 Social...

Get Spoked! It's National Bike Month!

  Yay!  It’s here! National Bike Month starts today — a full 31 days packed with unique and wonderful events and rides that celebrate the many joys and benefits of bicycling in communities nationwide.   At Taiga Company, we love bike month!  It's an...

Jump Start to National Bike Month: Taiga at the Whiskey 50

  April showers bring May flowers  - and - National Bike Month!  While it may not be May yet, kicking off National Bike Month a little early, Taiga Company will be riding at the Whiskey 50 off road mountain bike race in Prescott, Arizona.   You may...

How Sticky are Your Sustainability Communications?

  The post, The Stickiness Factor states: The New York based firm, Media Dynamics, estimates that the average American is now exposed to at least 254 different commercial messages in a single day. There are billions of websites vying for your...

Earth Day Inspiration - 25 Green and Sustainability Pinterest Boards to Follow

  In a perfect world, our world's energy is powered by renewable sources, business sustainability is the norm, and sustainable lifestyles abound.  While we're not quite there yet, as a sustainability consultant, I ask, "What will get us there?"...

5 Key Questions for a Sustainable Supply Chain

  Sustainable business leaders are evaluating new markets, new products, and going after the most innovative people.  In addition to executive management playing a critical role in the success of a company, business sustainability requires leadership...

Does Taiga Have TrueGrit at the National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Series Opener?

  What does it take to race a mountain bike for nearly 100 miles in the early Spring when you haven't had a chance to ride dry trails in a long time?  True Grit. The trueGrit Epic Bike Race, held in St. George, Utah, is the season opener for...

Known, but Noticed? Getting Your Green Brand Found in Social Media

  It’s obvious to most that it’s necessary for their business or organization to be known. But how focused are you in ensuring that you’re frequently being noticed? In a culture where there’s more work to be done than time to accomplish it, when...

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,...