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Magic 8 Ball: A Tool for Sustainability Risk?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The mystical qualities of the Magic 8 ball captured our fascinations as children. Could it really predict the future? As adults, we realize it's limited in its powers, but yet, the idea of glancing into the future, finding answers to questions, and gaining security in knowingness still grips us.  In business, that's why we have business plans, models, schedules and risk analysis.  But it's interesting to question if these traditional approaches are serving us? Much like the Magic 8 ball, can they adequately foresee sustainability risk?
 

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.

Ziploc® and Recyclebank® Introduce First-of-its-Kind Initiative to Offset More than 100 Million Pounds of Waste

Program Encourages and Inspires American Families to Recycle More
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(3BL Media / the CSRfeed) Racine, WI - February 2, 2011 - More than 90 percent of Americans want to protect the environment1 but only 33 percent of trash in the U.S. is actually being recycled, while 54 percent gets buried in landfills.2 To help reverse that trend and offset its potential product waste, the Ziploc® Brand is introducing a first-of-its-kind program with Recyclebank®, the leading sustainable action platform that motivates and enables individuals to make a collective impact on the environment.

Chevrolet Volt Spares Landfills from Gulf Oil Spill Waste

212,500 pounds of recycled oil booms provides year of air deflectors for electric car
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed)  DETROIT - May 23, 2011 -  Oil-soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico are providing more than enough recycled material to make a production year’s worth of air-deflecting baffles for the Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, a positive outcome of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. 

What You Need to Know to Live Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality.

SAP Q1 Sustainability Report: Blazing New Frontiers in Reporting and Engagement

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's becoming more common for organizations to publish sustainability reports and just last week, SAP published its 2010 Sustainability report.  Great! But what makes this report important?  And why does it have special meaning to your business? 

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.

Garbage: A tool to a Sustainable You

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Were you aware that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?   About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills.  Garbage isn't necessarily a fun thing to think about but it certainly is an opportunity to evaluate ones choices and lifestyles. 

Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine

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Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC.

And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night:

  • Garbage is being reborn in ways you can’t imagine

  • Where some see a problem, others see dollar signs

CSR Minute: Viridian Energy Releases Industry-First Sustainability Report; RecycleMatch Launches Online Bidding for Waste Market

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