Green Guide to an Eco Summer

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Jun 17, 2011 2:05 PM ET

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

Summer is here! Spice it up eco style to add the eco sizzle in your summer activities. Individuals aiming to become more sustainable in their personal life have a variety of eco actions at their disposal.  As mentioned in our eco friendly consulting, start with the sustainability concepts are you most familiar.  Areas of energy efficiency, waste management, or local and fair trade are familiar topics.  You may want to apply sustainability concepts more specific to the summer months.  Looking for ideas?  Try these on!  

Planning a party? Be an Eco Host! •    Kick your party off before it even starts with eco awareness in your party planning.   Pingg is an event management site that not only allows you to create customized invitations, but it also offers options to send them via text, face book, email, and more.  Another option is to use Evite.  Both are great ways to integrate the sustainability concept of paperless  into your party planning. •    Do you need to mow the lawn to make your yard look beautiful? Check out 12 Steps to Eco Friendly lawn care. •    When entertaining your guests, use glassware. If that's not an option, extend eco awareness into your party by using compostable plates and utensils. •    Set up convenient recycling bins for glass and paper and serve organic and locally grown food. •    When it's time to clean up, remember to use biodegradable plastic trash bags and cleaners with eco awareness.   Organic garden - Organic gardening leads to better health in three main ways: •    When you garden organically, you greatly reduce your exposure to pesticides, which have been linked to many severe health problems. •    Organically-grown food is more nutritious than food grown using conventional methods. •    Organic gardeners tend to use “muscle-power” rather than “machine-power” for gardening tasks.  

Green Home Makeover - Transform your home into an eco haven.  Express your unique style and with eco awareness.  Following are resources offered in our eco friendly consulting classes to help you on your way.  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".