11 Eco-Friendly Calendars to Ring in 2011!
We’re betting there’s a good chance you have “get organized” on your list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2011. If that’s the case, why not plan on planning in style? Check out our round-up of top eco-friendly calendars, from wall-hanging to desktop, we’ve got ‘em all!
This adorably inspirational 2011 Hooray Hands Screen Printed Desk Calendar by curiousdoodles on Etsy will remind you of the value and joy in doing things by hand. Six (double-sided) 4.6 x 5.25 prints with water-based red ink on 98% post-consumer waste recycled chipboard. Efficient and eco-friendly ($15)!
|Creatures of Comfort:
Jus the thing for the animal lover, this uniquely detailed calendar by INK+WIT will add a pop of color to a muted room (read: boring cubicle) and an uplifting reminder that keeping track of time doesn’t mean lessening it for wildlife. Printed on 100% cotton (tree free) paper with soy and water-based inks ($44).
|Up, Up and On-the-Go:
For a streamlining, modern girl-on-the-go, this cute 8.5 6.5 2011 take-along calendar by up up creative is digitally printed in the artist’s own attic studio using archival, FSC-certified, 100% post-consumer waste paper. Choose from one of two color combos (lavender and creamy tomato or dark gray and raindrop blue) and look forward to the cute matching clip too ($12.75).
|Knock on Wood:
Measuring at 5 x 7, each sustainably-harvested birch veneer card in this typographic calendar presents a new, colorful month, and can easily be flipped to for reference, thanks to the simple black ribbon tie-it-all-together touch ($32).
Pastel-colored images designed to uplift and bring a smile fill the 6 x 8 petite wall calendar by Pineconecamp on Etsy. Made from recycled card stock and printed with vegetable-based inks, make sure to specify the color of the pretty bulldog clip that will hold it all together ($15).
|Folksy & Fun:
This sustainably-harvested wood calendar measures in at 9-3/8 x 11, large enough to double as wall art. Folksy, flora and fauna-celebrating, the 2011 Danish Owl Calendar brings a little weekend cabin escape to the work day. For something a bit smaller in size, check out the botanical desk calendar, with varying wood grain from month to month ($37.50 for the set).
Designed to reflect flora and fauna from a hummingbird’s point of view, this larger-scale calendar of plants and flower graphics is minimalist yet mesmerizing. Made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper and soy ink, the 17.25 x 7.5 sheets can be hung side by side for a more visually-arresting effect ($34)
|Wipe On, Wipe Off:
If you’re moving a child, sibling, or friend into a dorm, or even just looking to minimize the amount of paper around your own home or office, consider this dry-erase Kitsy calendar from Krooom ($9.99). Yes, even dry-erase boards can be eco-friendly, so long as they’re made 100% recyclable with up to 60% recycled paper and no hazardous substances (like this one!). Durable and waterproof, make sure to pair with eco-friendly dry-erase pens.
The ecosystem Advisor Planner is a diamond in the rough task-tracking world. These pretty little numbers (available in six splashy colors) are entirely U.S. made from 100% post-consumer waste with soy-based inks, and are fully recyclable – just enter the planner’s unique identification number online to discover where the ingredients came from and you can properly make sure they’ll go on to have another life other than the dump ($9.95-$18.95).
The calendar that keeps on giving… er, planning… however you want to look at it. Record birthdays, anniversaries and other “forever” dates in this wall-hanging piece of art. Made from 50% post-consumer waste and 50% bamboo with soy-based ink, we love the vintage art and accompanying one-liners ($18).
From an artist who takes great pride in executing every part of the calendar-making process (the phases of the moon are hand-drawn!), this colorful wall calendar with original illustrations by rethinkink on Etsy is the same size as standard paper (8.5 x 11), and is digitally printed on 100% post-consumer waste paper, tied together with a “ribbon” made from cotton t-shirts ($23).