Be a Tree Hugger - Celebrate Arbor Day 2011
Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Climb a tree - it gets you closer to heaven. ~Author UnknownAt Taiga Company, it's hard to contain enthusiasm in celebrating Arbor Day. Why? Inspired by the taiga, that's where our sustainability consulting practice got our name! Taiga, pronounced, tahy-guh is a biome that stretches across a large portion of Canada, Europe, and Asia. The taiga is truly vast in extent; in fact, it makes up 27 percent of the world's total forest and occupies 11 percent of the land area of the Northern Hemisphere. What is most impressive is the taiga's immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the plant. It is this inspiration that I founded and named Taiga Company. The continuous renewal that the taiga offers our planet has shaped our company vision to drive similar change in the business world. Celebrating Arbor Day on April 29th offers an opportunity to share our appreciation for what our trees do for us. Trees are the earth’s oldest living organisms. They improve air and water quality; reduce heating and cooling costs; provide a cool and beautiful place to live, work and play; are a renewable source of fuel, shelter, food and other products and provide benefits that directly affect the economic, environmental and social health of people and the communities where they live. "Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good." Sara Ebenreck, American Forests Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care and there are several ways to get involved and take eco actions. Learn ways to get involved for Arbor Day.
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".