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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.
 

Home Size: How Big is Too Big?

Despite What Some Might Believe, Square Footage Is NOT the Key to Happiness
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 A recent family vacation got me to thinking about happiness and how understanding THAT just might be the key to choosing the perfect size home.

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 A recent family vacation got me to thinking about happiness and how understanding THAT just might be the key to choosing the perfect size home.

NewGrass Earth Friendly Synthetic Turf Provides Scene for Smurf Movie Village in New York City

NewGrass is Safe for the Planet and for Play in Parks and Playgrounds
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - July 29, 2011 - NewGrass eco-friendly synthetic grass was selected for the Monday, July 25 2011 "larger than life" promotion of the The Smurfs Movie in Columbus Circle outside Central Park in New York City. The event featured a complete Smurf village, with NewGrass as part of the scene and stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays joining in with their blue friends.  

Plant Fiber Packaging Company, Be Green Packaging, LLC., Receives Renewed Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certification

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SANTA BARBARA, July 25th - Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed its annual Cradle to Cradlecm recertification process.  The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) is an international eco-certification body that maintains progressive environmental standards.  The organization requires an annual review of product materials and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with its protocols.

SC Johnson Empowers Families to be a Force for Change

New Informational Forum and Carbon Calculator on Corporate Web Site Aims to Help Families Make Greener Choices for a Better World
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) RACINE, Wis., July 25, 2011 - SC Johnson, a family company, has taken a new step in empowering families to be a force for change in the world.  The company expanded its corporate web site, www.scjohnson.com, to include a section entitled “Greener Choices,” designed to provide families with information to help them make daily changes to help the environment. 
 

Blueberry Bushes Make an Effortlessly Edible Landscape Plant

Sunshine Blue Highbush Blueberry Plants Survive DESPITE Greenspiration Homeowner Neglect!
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 Greenspiration Home landscaping has had its ups and downs since the project was completed in 2009.  However,  Sunshine Blue Highbush (Vaccinium x ‘Sunshine Blue’) blueberry bushes have surpassed our expectations in every way!

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 Greenspiration Home landscaping has had its ups and downs since the project was completed in 2009.  However,  Sunshine Blue Highbush (Vaccinium x ‘Sunshine Blue’) blueberry bushes have surpassed our expectations in every way!

Natalia Allen: Social Responsibility With Style

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 Alex Wise talks with Natalia Allen about making fashion more sustainable, and sustainability more fashionable.

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 Alex Wise talks with Natalia Allen about making fashion more sustainable, and sustainability more fashionable.

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