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Compost-Off Videos: Your Faves, Put to the Test!

Everett by Everett | December 23rd, 2009 | 7 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

See more great videos like these on the Gaiam YouTube Channel!

In the summer of 2009, we asked our friends on Facebook and Twitter to tell us which composters they think we should carry in Gaiam’s spring 2010 catalog. We took the top eight suggestions and let the community vote on them. The two finalists were then compared in an ongoing video series called the Compost-Off, each of which is shared below.

Gaiam Donates 500 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Denver Rescue Mission

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | December 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back

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Here’s one way Gaiam gave back this holiday season: We donated 500 turkeys to the Denver Rescue Mission, helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to the poor and homeless in the Denver area.

“Gaiam has sent an important message to those we serve — that there are many who care,” says Lisette Williams, manager of community events and procurement for the Denver Rescue Mission.

Trudie Styler & Sting: ‘Why We’re Passionate About Fitness’

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 22nd, 2009 | 29 Comments
topic: Celebrity Workouts, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Health & Wellness, Trudie Styler, Yoga

“We’re given one body in this precious life. It needs maintenance; it needs to be empowered,” says Trudie Styler in this video interview with her and husband Sting for the new Trudie Styler workout and healthy lifestyle DVD series by Gaiam. “I doubt that we’d be able to get through as much as we do without a fitness routine. Fitness plays a huge part in daily life for us both.”

Inner IDEA: A Time-Out to Sample New Mind-Body Workout Techniques

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | September 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Pilates, Yoga

Dressed top to bottom in Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Dressed top to bottom courtesy of Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Last weekend I presented three Yoga Tune Up® workshops at the Inner IDEA Conference near Palm Springs, Calif. This yearly gathering brings together the leading innovators of the mind-body fitness world to convene at the serene La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert. As always, the event saw a great turnout. My Yoga Tune Up® workshops were packed, and Gaiam and its SPRI team generously provided a variety of props for my sessions.

Gaiam Employees Harvest Fruits & Veggies from Organic Garden

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 18th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

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Gaiam garden volunteers have harvested and enjoyed a bounty of delicious organic fruits and veggies this summer from the Gaiam community garden at our headquarters in Boulder, Colo.

We began harvesting our plentiful red-leaf lettuce in June and now have a healthy new crop of green-leaf lettuce.

Gaiam Staffers Donate School Backpacks Packed with Love

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back

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Last month Gaiam staffers contributed 40 fully-packed backpacks to the Crayons to Calculators school supply drive, which aims to provide 5,000 backpacks to children in need to start their school year off right.

Our staff’s huge outpouring of support for the Crayons to Calculators program is clear in this mountain of donated backpacks … The girls from Gaiam’s HR team paused for a photo before prepping the packs for volunteers to fill at our Boulder, Colo., headquarters.

‘Go Zero’ Band Rocks the Gaiam Summer Picnic

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 1st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

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They’re named for our Go Zero carbon offset program — but this crew could go by “Spontaneous Combustion” for how they ROCK even though they’d never played together until the night before their debut at our last company picnic. The Go Zeros had us hoppin’ again last week with some Bob Marley, John Lennon, U2, Police, Steely Dan …  You know the band is good when people start dancing with their coworkers in broad daylight. Check out the video, and scroll down for a couple more photos plus the details on the fabulous FOOD.

Buddhas, Bees and Puffer Fish! Things Gaiam Staffers Can Make with a BalanceBall

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 31st, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

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You’d be amazed what you can make from an exercise ball. We were today when 20-some teams transformed BalanceBalls into all manner of animal, vegetable and mineral, competing during our summer picnic to win gift certificates to the Gaiam Café.

Take a Video Tour of the Gaiam HQ & Meet Some Really Smart People

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 21st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

Go behind the scenes at our headquarters in Boulder, Colo., in this clip created and hosted by the fabulous YogaMates.com Director Kasey Luber. Our campus was a big stop on her recent “50 Days” tour of yoga studios around the west (since we do, after all, have a yoga studio right here in our building). Meet a few of our Gaiam team members and get a peek at, you guessed it, our yoga studio — plus our our solar power system, Gaiam Cafe, Gaiam Garden, filming studio, customer service center, mock retail store and more. Put a few friendly faces to the Gaiam name — and see where we do all the good things you make it possible for us to do!

Gaiam Guys and Gals Bouncing Around in Cubicle Land

Everett by Everett | August 20th, 2009 | 30 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

Everett on Balance BallBeing the original Balance Ball people, Gaiam employees tend to do a little more bouncing during the day than people at most companies. A picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s go on a quick walk around our department …

To the right is me, Everett. I make sure search engines like the one on my shirt bring you to Gaiam when you search for terms like Balance Ball or fitness ball or stability ball.