Thanksgiving and a New World of Sustainability

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Nov 18, 2011 10:56 AM ET

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

Thanksgiving: Days to eat turkey, watch football, and give personal thanks for the fortunes of the year.  It is also an opportunity to reflect and give thanks for the eco accomplishments and the improved personal sustainability accomplishment gained in our life.   When the Pilgrims came to the ‘New World’, they quickly learned that survival would not be based on “Old World” thinking or the way of life they left behind.  They would have to engage with the native people and embrace a whole new set of sustainable skills.     Like these settlers experiencing a new frontier, today’s “New World” still emerging before us requires the same expansion in thought and understanding.  Each year, our sustainability consulting practice reflects on the lessons learned by the settlers in the story of the first Thanksgiving and compares our own expanded social and eco awareness over the past year.   •    How do we interact with the environment to in a way that provides what we need but does not compromise our future? •    How do we interact with increasing global society of varying cultures?  Click here to continue reading Thanksgiving and a New World of Sustainability.   

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".