How do You Turn Environmental Inspiration into Eco Action?

How do You Turn Environmental Inspiration into Eco Action?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Friday, August 13, 2010 - 8:59am


Does looking at cool stuff improve your skills?  When you read inspiring eco tweets or blogs, does it prompt you to eco action?   According to How to Turn Inspiration into a Skill, “looking at cool stuff isn’t enough to increase your skill. It’s easy to look at some stuff and say 'oh that’s inspiring, that gives me ideas' without moving an inch." 

A world of transformational opportunity is among us. The gap between eco awareness and eco action may represent the single largest opportunity for global sustainability progress.  And, according to the post, the transformation from inspiration to action is "mostly by copying heroes."  The author equates it to playing a guitar, “When you start playing guitar all you want to do is play the first verse of your favorite song. Big success! You don’t need to write the next great guitar symphony or a hit single. Merely executing the copy was a thrill."  
With so many small businesses still recovering from recent economic hurdles, one might wonder why sustainability is a fit for small business. Small businesses are often, by design, perfectly suited for sustainability implementation.  They are more agile and able to quickly respond to changing market conditions, have lower risk than larger organizations, and reduced decision chain - all enabling them to integrate sustainability concepts into their businesses quickly and effectively. And, they don't have the world looking upon them to see if they "do" sustainability perfectly like the big boys do.  Click here to continue reading.

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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