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Finding the best Christmas tree

Are you among the majority of North Americans who decorate a Christmas tree each year? If you answered yes, do you opt for the artificial or real variety? Wondering what the best option is for your own health and that of the environment? View full blog post

Nya Sustainability Consulting brings sustainable practices to the table

For Mark van Engelen, consultant and founder of Nya Sustainability Consulting, the idea that life is precious guides every decision. He believes that the true purpose of business is to improve life for all – people and planet. View full blog post

Why I love Christmas

One time I expressed a generic anti-consumerist sentiment to a wise person. ‘Christmas is way too commercial.’ Or something like that. In response, he said: ‘I think you’re looking at it wrong. What other time of year do people go around actually thinking about other people?’ View full blog post

This holiday balance presents with presence

Even the most minimalist parents will agree that it is hard to resist the joy of seeing your child’s face light up over a present you chose. Here are my top 10 ideas to keep the stuff to a minimum while maximizing the presence of the season. View full blog post

Creating Solutions for Small Business

As a small business owner, you often eat, sleep and breathe your business. You know your business inside and out, and you may do most (if not all) of the jobs it requires on your own. However, there comes a time in the life of every small business owner when you need a helping hand. Colossus Solutions wants to be there for you. View full blog post