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Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Can a bicycle  be a vehicle for change?  Viewed not only as sustainable transportation, bike programs offer a valued link between business, community, and sustainability.  Sustainable businesses and the bike industry are pedaling to prosperity  but we are still paying more for our cars than we realize. How so? Click here to continue reading, Changing the World One Pedal Stroke at a Time

Small Business Flexing Its Sustainability Muscles

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Pick up the paper or open your favorite daily feed and you will most likely read about a large corporation making changes and capturing business sustainability value.  Leveraging immense resources to implement change, how can the average business owner relate?  

Supplier Collaboration Remains a Key Sustainable Supply Chain Management Focus

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In the corporate world, most business leaders agree that achieving real bottom line improvements, whether through cost savings or elevated revenues, is critical to business sustainability.  However, these bottom line achievements are not a one-way street.

Penn State, And How Nonprofit Boards Will Shape Up In The Wake Of Scandal

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To begin with, many of you did plenty. If you’re reading this post, then it’s likely that you’re active in social media. Public attention to recent nonprofit board scandals, as well as robust participation via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media has been influential in the cases of Penn State, University of Virginia, and the Komen Foundation. There were financial and reputational consequences for organizations led by people who made bad decisions.

New Belgium Brewing’s 2011 Waste Diversion Report Highlights Tactics and Goals to Become a Zero-Waste Brewery

In 2011, New Belgium had a waste diversion rate of 94.38 percent
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(3BL Media) Fort Collins, CO July 30, 2012New Belgium Brewing’s 2011 Waste Diversion Report is now available at newbelgium.com and shows the brewery diverted 94.38 percent of its waste from landfills last year. However, this number would climb significantly if the craft brewer included spent grain, spent yeast, spent Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or Process Water Treatment Plant sludge, since these materials are diverted to local farms. When including these brewing byproducts, the diversion rate jumps to 99.88 percent for 2011.

Blueprint for Sustainability: Green Manufacturing Webinar with Ford, 7/27

How Advancements in Operations and Design can Support Business Success
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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Is Your Business Pedaling to Prosperity?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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New data highlight that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving. The post, Pedaling to Prosperity: Biking Saves U.S. Riders Billions A Year  shares, "the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car, and if American drivers replaced just one four-mile car trip with a bike each week for the entire year, it would save more than two billion gallons of gas, for a total savings of $7.3 billion a year, based on $4 a gallon for gas."

Five “Keys” to Unlock a Successful Sustainability Program - Key 3: Employee Engagement and Empowerment

Employees are closest to the community of stakeholders because they are community stakeholders with the unique perspective of knowing the needs of both the community and the company.
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Recently I attended a conference on social media. One presenter offered up the notion that companies are no longer able to control their ‘brand’ or image using the example of a recent YouTube video ‘United Breaks Guitars’ in which a professional musician sings about how the airline baggage handlers broke his guitar and the company refused to compensate him for the loss of his instrument. When it was my turn to present I asked the audience – in all seriousness – if they really honestly thought that this was something new.

Nonprofit Board Scandals: Let Them Move Governance Forward

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The nonprofit board scandals of the past year are highly distressing: revealing everything from complete board dysfunction in the firing of the CEO at the University of Virginia, to the cover-up of criminal behavior at Penn State, to policy decisions that arguably destroyed Komen's leading nonprofit brand. In all three cases, the financial and reputational losses are quite severe. People to be served by the mission and outsiders have been harmed, the victims at Penn State devastatingly so.

What Apple’s EPEAT Flip-Flop Means for Green Business

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Apple's latest big announcement wasn't a new iPhone launch or the thinnest laptop on the market, but it made headlines across the globe nonetheless.

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