Does Your Lifestyle Support the Green Movement?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Aug 30, 2011 10:44 AM ET
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.  
The post, Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin, asks, “If sustainability were a coin, what would the two sides of it be?  Business sustainability and personal sustainability. "  It takes both to move the proverbial green ball forward.  
Reflecting upon an earlier post, Be the Change: Promoting a Sustainable Lifestyle, Mahatma Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world."  To me, this means not only asking our world leaders to commit to eco action but also to each of us to personally commit to eco awareness in our daily lives.   
Promoting sustainable living and "being the change" can take all forms and shapes.  In our sustainability consulting, we addresses eco awareness and the integration of sustainability concepts into daily living by asking clients to consider the questions, "Is there an eco friendly alternative to this purchase?" Or, "Is there a more environmentally friendly manner in which I can do x (whatever it is that you are doing)?" 
The internet as well as our very own sustainability blog is filled with countless ideas, how to information and suggestions on how to take action.  Click here to learn if your lifestyle supports the green movement. 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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