What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Nov 17, 2010 2:15 PM ET

Taiga Company Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner of Taiga Compa…

Are you eco curious?  Not really sure what green living means or what it's all about?    You're not alone.  A new study by Technomic finds that the term "sustainable" is still confusing for U.S. consumers.  Fortunately, the FTC's recent unveiling of its update to the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims will clarify companies marketing messages around sustainable and eco friendly products; however, as the green landscape continues to evolve, doesn’t our definition of personal sustainability evolve as well?  

Many living a sustainable lifestyle feel legislation and corporate messaging is behind the curve.  What differentiates those walking the green walk is a mindset in which marketing claims aim to address.  So, what is that mindset?  As described in our eco friendly consulting, living green or a sustainable lifestyle is a primary focus on eco awareness with actions towards reducing ones carbon footprint, managing waste, and embracing sustainability concepts in decision making.   For those well versed in sustainability concepts, a sustainable lifestyle may be very different compared to someone just beginning to make sustainable life changes.  Keeping it simple, a sustainable lifestyle is about making choices and taking eco actions and can be categorized in different areas of our lives. 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".