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Enchanted Forest Canopy Bed from Stone County Ironworks is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

Stone County Ironworks Keeps the American Made Dream Alive With Unique Furnishings Like the Enchanted Forest Canopy Bed
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Stone County Ironworks has managed to keep sacred what so many furniture manufacturers have not. That's just one of the reasons this beautiful canopy bed is the Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the Week"

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Stone County Ironworks has managed to keep sacred what so many furniture manufacturers have not. That's just one of the reasons this beautiful canopy bed is the Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the Week"

Does Your Lifestyle Support the Green Movement?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Notice the title?  The question is generally reversed: How do you create a green or sustainable lifestyle?    But, the dynamics of life is reciprocity - a state of mutual exchange. If you are looking to create a sustainable lifestyle, isn't it worth noting if the lifestyle you are creating serves a greater purpose?   One perspective explored in our eco friendly training is questioning if a lifestyle supports the advancement of green living, sustainable businesses and the forward momentum of conscious living as a whole.  
 

A Little Free Publicity for American Home Decor Manufacturers .....Just Because

Greenspiration Home Announces American Made Home Décor Pick-of-the-Week Campaign
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Beginning September 1, 2011, Greenspiration Home will highlight one extraordinary piece of American made furniture or home décor item each week through December.  From sofas to lighting, Greenspiration Home will be sharing its “Pick-of-the-Week” via 3BLMedia, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. 

 

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Beginning September 1, 2011, Greenspiration Home will highlight one extraordinary piece of American made furniture or home décor item each week through December.  From sofas to lighting, Greenspiration Home will be sharing its “Pick-of-the-Week” via 3BLMedia, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. 

 

Personal Sustainability Plan 101: What's Yours?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The web is full of information and advice on personal sustainability, sometimes to the point that it can put one into information overload.  However if you are looking for a ‘how-to’ path to personal sustainability, you are more likely to discover a variety of definitions, perspectives, and approaches to applying general sustainability concepts.

Get Thee Into The Crawlspace!

Where Your Home’s Most Intimate Secrets Await!
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Sealed crawlspaces offer many benefits, from improved indoor air quality to energy efficiency, but this homeowner appreciates that they are also a lot less creepy than standard, vented crawlspaces.  This makes regular inspections a lot less intimidating.

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Sealed crawlspaces offer many benefits, from improved indoor air quality to energy efficiency, but this homeowner appreciates that they are also a lot less creepy than standard, vented crawlspaces.  This makes regular inspections a lot less intimidating.

A Tale of Two Showerheads

Fatter Drops Make for a More Satisfying (Yet Water Conscious) Shower
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 Greenspiration Home publisher, Trish Holder, compares two WaterSense™ labeled showerheads and discovers that "fat is where it's at" when it comes to water droplets.

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 Greenspiration Home publisher, Trish Holder, compares two WaterSense™ labeled showerheads and discovers that "fat is where it's at" when it comes to water droplets.

10 Tips to Eco Your Monday

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Have you noticed if you change the way you look at something, everything about it changes?  It becomes interesting again.  Your approach to it is refreshed and energized. Take for instance daily routines.  They are actions we take by habit, unconsciously going about our day.  Another approach would be to transform boring, daily routines with spark, sizzle, fun, and excitement!  How so?  Living green or approaching our routines with a different mindset can offer a thrilling adventure that does just that.
 

Answering the Question of What is Green Living?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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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 a little overwhelming.

Save Money. Live Better. Go Local?

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Walmart, the national retailer whose name is synonymous with low prices, wants to add another l-word to its identity: local. Some might see this as an inherent contradiction - local almost always means more expensive. But Walmart executives are not giving up on being a cost leader just yet.

Green Your Back to School

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With summer nearing an end and children headed back to school, now is a great time to have a discussion with your family about sustainable living and building that back to school checklist.  Going back to school is an exciting time.  It can also be a great way to introduce some fun sustainable alternatives.
 

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