Zero Waste Planner
Most planners are made to be cute, or functional, but these planners combine looks, function, AND sustainability! Every aspect of this planner has been designed thoughtfully. Printed + bound locally (Northern California)
Font (Cover + Months):
Bayard, named for Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader, Deputy Director of the March on Washington (1963), key ally of MLK Jr., and openly gay.
*pen markings do not bleed through
Large Planner Format/Design Details:
8.5 x 11
January to December format
Starting Week: Monday 12/26/2022
Ending Week: Monday 12/25/2023
Enlarged Year-at-a-Glance Page
Important Dates Page (new)
3 Extra Notes Pages (back of planner)
Binding: Layflat (requires break in: video)
Paper: 70# Environment Text, 100% PCW
Cover: 100% Recycled
Plant Based Inks
Considerations from Wisdom Supply Co:
100% Recycled (min 30% PCW) FSC Certified, Green-e Certified, Green Seal Certified
We are printing covers this year rather than embossing because we have to incorporate barcodes, and we won't use stickers (yes, we're that stubborn).
MORE (a lot more) information (with links) about why we choose uncoated papers and covers for all of our planners in the MORE section.
Named for lesser-known animals as a reminder of what a remarkable gift planet earth is, and how important it is to protect it.
The 2023 planners are the trickiest we’ve ever worked with in terms of accurately representing the colors.
As you walk from room to room, or go from inside to out - they can be bright, muted, rich, and then dull - all depending on the light they are absorbing/reflecting.
It’s the nature of the raw, uncoated, kraft cover material - making every photo we take of these chameleon planners simultaneously true + false.
Another truth about the planners (true of all the planners we’ve ever produced) is that the uncoated covers and uncoated interior paper makes them more “interactive” with the moisture in the air.
You may notice that the planner will get a little wavy in damp weather - not cause for alarm, it’s just that the papers we select are not coated with water repellents, polymers, “viscosifiers” or other chemicals intended to “protect” the paper.
Unless you're taking science-critical notes outside in the pouring rain on a fishing boat in rough water, we don’t see the point of putting water repellents on paper (even then, we’re not into it).
Using water repellent chemicals to “protect” paper - the irony. What paper should be protected from, is the dumb, future-ignorant things humans think up to do to it.
Over the past 44 weeks (I know because of the week number in the bottom right corner) my planner has absorbed moisture (raindrops, wet beach towel, more than average air moisture as we live near water) and then dried out in warmer, drier weather, carried to/from the office daily next to my smoking hot laptop… Overall, it’s daily-use and weather-worn and looking a bit in-between on today’s (gloriously) rainy day.
Paper product production identified as the main source
Paper mills as a significant source of PFAS
Environmental Defense Fund
Paper Mill Sludges Contaminated with PFAS
Add-On: Sticky Notes Note Pages
Since receiving the samples, I have been using 1-2 sheets per week. I layer them on top of an already full notes page - this keeps me from needing to carry around an additional notebook.
What makes other planners “trash":
Cover Materials: Fabric, leather, pleather
Binding Methods: Book-binding / spiral-binding
Do-dads: Elastic bands, ribbons, plastic tabs