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Worksite Wellness and Sustainability: Bringing Fitness to the Bottom Line

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Because most adults spend a majority of their waking hours at work, a sustainable working environment is critical.  The work site, organizational culture and working environment are powerful influences on behavior.   Wellness programs have been used as instruments to address weight reduction, reduced stress levels, improved physical fitness, health, and well being.   But did you know they are also linked to business sustainability

Parlez-vous Green?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Sometimes when I talk about green living or a sustainable lifestyle to someone unfamiliar with environmental values, I get the "deer in the headlights" look.  You know, the eyes gloss over, there's a lost look in the face, and there's a gentle stare of confusion.  As a green living consultant, I view these moments as a gift in time to share the value of living a sustainable lifestyle for myself  -  with someone else.  

Allowing Value to Focus the Sustainability Conversation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With an extremely wide range of perspectives and view points of the world, it might seem crazy to think a common definition or framework of ‘sustainability’ could ever be defined.  Add to that, personal beliefs and business operating philosophies, and the conversation continues to expand.   However, our sustainability consulting believes that the point of convergence in the personal and business sustainability conversation begins and ends with value

Get Sustainable Change Management to Stick

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A challenge with corporate sustainability has been all about changing mindsets and systems.  Businesses often try to sell change to the organization as a way to attain agreement and accelerate sustainable business implementation. Selling change to people is most often not a sustainable strategy for success.  It creates resistance.  

Managing the Ripples of Change in the Supply Chain

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Drop a pebble in a pond and you will see a number of concentric waves radiating from the point of entry.  Wait a few seconds and those same perfect circles become distorted, blurred, and eventually disappear. In business, particularly in the supply chain, this same pattern is demonstrated as information filters down the supply chain.  As information travels away from its source, growing uncertainty and risk often results in a returning product misaligned with expectations. 

Does Your Commuter Bike have a Name?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How many short trips do you make by car daily?  Think about it…maybe a quick jaunt to pick up some milk or items for dinner.  Run to the post office?  Drop off kids at sports practice?  Approximately 40% of all trips in the US are two miles or less.  Considering that each trip in the car is contributing to issues of the environment, an alternative solution is bike commuting.  

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