Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
“Mature corporations are designed to execute on the science of delivery — not engage in the art of discovery. They're bad at innovation by design: All the pressures and processes that drive them toward a profitable, efficient operation tend to get in the way of developing the innovations that can actually transform the business.”
The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP named Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as one of The Civic 50. This is a comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
The Department of the Interior has approved 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects on public lands. The approval meets the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Since 2009, Interior has authorized 33 renewable energy projects, including 18 utility-scale solar facilities, 7 wind farms, and 8 geothermal plants. When built, the projects will provide enough electricity to power more than 3.5 million homes and support 13,000 construction and operations jobs.
In episode 5 of this video series, we go behind the scenes for the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). In this episode, excellent takes the runway for a special fashion show event at the New Balance Boston store. Watch designer Jacqueline Quinn, 2012 Miss USA Olivia Culpo and survivors, reflect on the emotional reactions to the dress. Let's make a cure happen.
In episode 4 of this video series, we go behind the scenes with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn as she designs a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). In this episode, Jacqueline meets 2012 Miss USA Olivia Culpo for a fitting, as Olivia will model this unique dress at the New Balance Boston and NYC Store fashion show this month.
(3BL Media) August 30, 2012 - AT&T* customers now have the option to purchase wall and car chargers with housings made from at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. AT&T continues to work with its suppliers to provide consumers sustainable products.
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting a four-week on-line workshop that will teach participants how to apply lessons from nature to spur innovation toward creating healthier, more resilient societies.
(3BL Media) August 20, 2012 - Biomimicry is an old practice and new discipline that emulates nature’s time-tested strategies for surviving and thriving sustainably on Earth. Formaldehyde-free building materials modeled after mussels, networks that emulate slime mold, and self-cleaning paint inspired by lotus leaves are a few examples.
(3BL Media) Mendon, MA - August 7, 2012 – Visual Magnetics® (@VisualMagnetics), developer of the revolutionary Visual Magnetics Graphic System™ that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with high-quality print media, today announced that the School of Visual Arts in New York City has incorporated a range of Visual Magnetics materials in the construction of an Innovation Lab that will be the heart of its new Des