The Power Of Green Dreams

"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...

Energy Efficiency as a Means to Employee Engagement for the Summer Months

As we now well into the summer months, many organizations are looking for ways to keep employees productive, engaged and motivated.  Summer vacations, family gatherings, travel, and beautiful weather all beckon with distractions which can...

Choice and Value Alignment are Keys in Sustainable Living

We are all faced with an endless number of choices every day that can lead us in one direction or another.  Standing at a decision intersection, some may choose to turn right while others may choose to turn left.  The outcome of a left versus...

Ride a Bike and Explore the Natural World

Why ride a bike?  There are countless reasons but primarily, because it makes a difference.   For starters, as escalating conversations on topics such as climate change, carbon legislation, energy independence, and growing consumer eco awareness...

Little Known Ways to Green Up Your Summer Exercise Routines

It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take...

Join Us! Sustainable Storytelling = A Competitive Business Advantage - Taiga Company's Colorado Speech Series

As consumers, employees, businesses, communities, and non government organizations increasingly question the responsible actions businesses are taking to addressing their social and environmental impacts, they want to see transparent, more...

How to Think Differently for Sustainable Leadership

How attached are you to your ideas?  To your business plan? Let's get more specific.  Are you attached to results - whether that is growth or profit or are you attached to how you get there?  Does it matter? As Glen Beaman said, "Stubbornness does...

How Can You be an Eco Inspiration this Holiday Weekend?

Summer is that special time of year when many of us engage in the fun and festive activities of which bring out our creative and youthful spirit.  If you are like me, you are probably overjoyed with the idea of taking full advantage of the...

Energy Efficiency - Connect the Dots Between CSR and Employees

Connecting the dots between stakeholder engagement and social responsibility is no longer the "wave of the future." It's what companies need to be doing now to get ahead. Aligning your employees around a common cause that transcends...

Can Fun with Likeminded Friends Fuel Sustainability?

So many of my post focus on sustainable business practices creating meaningful work for employees, advancing the CSR vision, as well as how employees can bring their best selves to work.  Yet, as a sustainability consultant, I oftentimes wonder, how...

Creating Aligned Corporate Sustainability Incentives

In a recent GreenBiz post, Does High CEO Pay Matter to Sustainability, our sustainability consulting practice finds an interesting discussion aligned personal and business sustainability incentives.  Focusing specifically on executive pay,...

If You Struggle With Eco Inspiration, Then Read This

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed". Translated into today's language that equates to actions speak louder than words.  Translate again to sustainability language, and eco actions speak...

Sustainable Engagement: A Mid-Year Review

Do you consider your employees to be among your key business sustainability stakeholders?  If so, how do they directly contribute to your business’s success?  Who is ultimately responsible for their engagement?  These are the questions many...

Easy Ways to Find a Green Job You Can Be Proud Of

When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere...

8 Sustainable Leadership Posts Worth Reading

What is a leader?  What are the qualities  of great business sustainability leadership?  Does leadership rest only on the shoulders of those in the top positions in your organization or is it present in each of us?   Our business...

How Do You Exercise Eco Influence?

 "Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." — John Maxwell  Effective leaders know how to influence people. In most organizations, it's not about authority, it's about influence.  The same...

New Tips for a Sustainable Waste Management Program

Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?  About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills.  One way to avoid garbage ending up in landfills is to reduce waste.  ...

Social Media Mistakes to Avoid for Improved Sustainability Communications

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 a business. After all, social media engagement provides the opportunity...

How Can Sustainability Create Revolutionary Change in Your Business

“Senior leaders driving change often view their primary role to be inspiring people and creating a sense of organizational unity. However, a strong connection to the company actually does nothing to improve employee performance. The real secret...

Do You Have a Defined Sustainable Resource Development Strategy?

“Intent to stay is directly tied to employees’ level of engagement in their work: the more engaged your workers are, the less likely they are to be looking for employment opportunities elsewhere.” This quote was captured in a recent Corporate...