3 Ways for Small Business to Engage Employees in Sustainability

Small businesses may not have the funds to go green or even implement a comprehensive corporate sustainability plan but that doesn't mean that resources and measures aren't available to help the business and employees embrace business sustainability....

Getting Started with Sustainability Communications on Social Media

While some executives and communications teams falsely believe that social media is just a “trend,” social media marketing has proven to be an excellent and cost-effective way to promote sustainability plans. After all, social media engagement offers...

Tips for Getting Executives on Board with Social Media for Sustainability Communications

Executive engagement on social media is critical for sustainability.  Yet, getting executives to engage their personal brands, much less their company’s sustainability journey, is a major challenge.  Why?  Part of the reason is that they are...

Take Baby Steps in Sustainable Living for Greater Gains

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  --  Confucius Most of us recognize that change can be unsettling.  It can be scary, and too often it is just easier to slip back into a traditional and comfortable way of doing things. ...

What Social Media for Sustainability Communications Is and Is Not

How are consumers making sense of green brands? With countless blogs, commentators, email marketing, and millions of websites pumping out information, the need for a definable message is important.  A highly engaging sustainability story communicated...

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...