An Eco-Holiday Tale of Good Tidings and PeopleTowels Cheer

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 8, 2010 8:45 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."    The tree was glistening with presents and glitter and the elves were all busy tweeting on twitter. But as Old Saint Nicholas sat down to eat his cookies and milk; he remembered to wash his hands from his Santa’s sleigh silt.   Glancing about he saw paper napkins and towels, but holiday magic sparked an idea…   And out from the bounty of Old Saint Nick's sack - Came a PeopleTowels product off his back.  Old Saint Nick spreads good tidings and cheer and with a little eco help now gifts PeopleTowels along with his deer.   Looking to inspire a little holiday magic of your own?  Sprinkling eco goodness is one way to share the holiday spirit and brings good tidings well into the New Year.  PeopleTowels beautifully integrates the sustainability concepts of organic, fair trade, and energy efficiency into one little towel that can help the environment in a multiple of ways.
  • Organic reduces the toxic load by keeping chemicals out of the air, water, soil, and our bodies. 

  • Fair trade provides consumers with options to purchase ethically sound and higher integrity products that benefit communities as well as the environment. 

  • And, energy efficiency reduces the demand for raw materials, reduces emissions of carbon dioxide, and helps to save money.

  Inspiration, sharing, and joy are qualities that make the holidays magical.  Why not capture that spirit daily by using PeopleTowels to inspire friends, co workers, and neighbors to embrace the sustainable eco-habit, B.Y.O.Towel.  It's truly the gift that keeps on giving.  The average person uses 3,000+ paper towels outside the home each year, equivalent to approximately 8 large garbage bags of single use paper towels per person.  Each person who switches to PeopleTowels can save 1/4 of a tree, conserve 250 gallons of water, cut CO2 emissions by 34 lbs. and reduce landfill waste by 23 lbs. in one year.    You can bring the spirit of Old Saint Nicholas' cheer! You can get your PeopleTowels products here.    PeopleTowels supports the work of the Breast Cancer Fund as a member of 1% for the Planet. More information can be found online at   

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".