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Managing Change in Sustainable Business Development

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In any major undertaking, especially one requiring significant change, there are usually measureable marks of progress and often more importantly, opportunities to recognize efforts.  Our professional consulting service firmly believes that one of the keys to a successful implementation of a sustainable business model is a positive management of change program.  
 

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.  
 

Sustainable Reputation Management: A Twelve Step Program

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Contrary to the corporate myth, a company does not have to be an environmental business to reap the value from a sustainable business reputation. The truth is that top performers compliment innovative products with business sustainability actions. What do these admired organizations have to teach us?
 

Water Facts and Eco Actions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With oil, natural gas, and energy receiving most of the popular press, the often forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the availability of fresh water.  Consider these water facts:

  • The United States uses more water in a day than it uses oil in a year.

Making the Transition from Good, to Great, to Amazing

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The popular management text Good to Great released in 2001 was a common fixture on many executive desks in the early 2000s.   Exploring the transition from being just an average company to a great company, James C. Collins described why some organizations fail while others succeed in business transition.  Moving forward into this post-recession economy of expanded eco awareness, our sustainability consulting asks: is ‘Great’ the new ‘Good’? 

A Hidden Gem: Wave Maker Newsletter Promoting Sustainable Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Misconceptions of business sustainability as a passing trend are quickly falling by the wayside. Larger organizations, traditionally mistaken as burdened with a primary responsibility as change agents in the water, carbon, environment and climate change solutions are now shifting the burden to include suppliers and small businesses.

The Truth about Trash for Earth Day Every Day: There is No Away in Throw Away

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When plastic manufacturing took off in the early 20th century, plastic was heralded as a miraculous material—lightweight, flexible, and sturdy. Eventually, though, plastic’s down sides started to emerge.

Get on Board with Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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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.  How do you make sense of it all?    Where do you begin?   As we so often emphasize in our eco friendly consulting practice: what works for one may not be the right fit for another.

Greenies Have More Fun

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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They say blonds have more fun, but as a green living consultant, I'd have to argue, greenies do!  Greenies?  What's a greenie?  Greenies are those living a sustainable lifestyle or living green.  As described in our sustainability consulting practice, living green or sustainable living is a primary focus on eco awareness with actions towards reducing ones carbon footprint, managing waste, and embracing sustainability concepts in decision making.  You may ask: So

How Green Gratitude Pays It Forward

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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