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Astronauts, Efficiency and Apollo 13

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I know that some people don’t think that energy efficiency is very compelling, but there are a lot of astronauts who would disagree with that. In space, energy efficiency literally saves lives. When Apollo 13 lost electrical power, the astronauts’ survival came down to their ability to conserve enough energy to bring them back to Earth. After shutting down all “unnecessary” systems, how much power do you think they had? The equivalent of what it takes to run a coffee pot. Amazing.

What is the Best Top Growth Strategy for 2011?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How does a business outperform the stock market in good times and insulate itself from fallout during the bad times?  A study from the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business says innovation is the key.   In addition, according to the post,

Presents - Not Just for the Holidays

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How often do you find yourself multi-tasking?  Driving and talking on the phone?  Eating and watching TV?  With the holidays underway, it can be easy to get caught up in the parties, the shopping, and the holiday preparations.  But what is one of the truest, most sincere gifts we can give to one another?  Presence.  Being present.

Sustainability Sparking Business Innovation for 2011

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Research shows that innovation will be essential for small businesses over the next decade as they try to thrive and survive by seizing new opportunities, improving their competitive position and providing more value to their customers.  Furthermore, according to Ernst & Young’s 2010 Business Risk Report, corporate social

Sustainability – Ensuring the Health of Your Organization

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you think of sustainability in the workplace, do your thoughts immediately go to the ‘green’: recycling, energy efficiency, paperless office?  Or do you think of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?  An often forgotten aspect of a sustainable business is a healthy organization.  Business sustainability and organizational health go hand-in-hand.  

What is Your Sustainability IQ?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As Albert Einstein said, "It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."    From a sustainability perspective, that can take many forms.  As in, caring for the Earth's resources from a physical and material perspective, but also in how our individual thoughts and behavior shapes that caring.  A question to ponder: How are we as individuals contributing back to the world through our attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors?

Farming the Fertile Ground at the Convergence of High Tech and Green Tech

Fullcircle Innovations Wins Red Herring Asia Top 100 For Green IT Solutions
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The most fertile ground for innovation is often found where one field runs into another and the two mix together. The convergence of cleantech and high tech is one such rich field of innovation, giving rise to a host of opportunities for innovative businesses from Google to Fullcircle Innovations to make money and make a difference in the world.

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The most fertile ground for innovation is often found where one field runs into another and the two mix together. The convergence of cleantech and high tech is one such rich field of innovation, giving rise to a host of opportunities for innovative businesses from Google to Fullcircle Innovations to make money and make a difference in the world.

Building Blocks of Living Green

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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What does it mean to live green?  We are familiar with the buzz words: green and sustainability, but what do they mean in the context of a sustainable lifestyle?  

Carbon Salary Survey 2010

Take part in the second annual Carbon Salary Survey
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Acre have partnered with the specialist consultancy Acona to release the 2010 Carbon Salary Survey.  Now in it's second year, the survey aims to plot the developing climate change and carbon job markets including;  job functions, salaries and job satisfaction levels amongst other key indices.

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Acre have partnered with the specialist consultancy Acona to release the 2010 Carbon Salary Survey.  Now in it's second year, the survey aims to plot the developing climate change and carbon job markets including;  job functions, salaries and job satisfaction levels amongst other key indices.

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