EcoLogix Daily Planner
I can't survive without my daily planner. Every December I head to my local office supplies store to pick up what is, in my mind, the perfect planner. I picked up a catalogue (they weren't stocking my fave this year), and was happily surprised to discover an eco-friendly alternative... Brownline's EcoLogix eco-friendly daily, weekly and monthly planners are about as eco-friendly as it can get.The planners are made with recycled everything: the pages are 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper (the best I've ever found before is 30 percent recycled content), the soft cover is made with 60 percent recycled content, and even the twin wire binding is 90 percent recycled metal.
But if recycled content isn't enough to make you fall in love with this organizer, this feature is sure to: Each page includes a daily tip on how to live a more eco-friendly life. The focus is on little things we can do in our daily lives to help the Earth:
"Refuel your car after 6 p.m. instead of during the day, when heat allows emissions in the air to form ground-level ozone."
"Turn down the heat after water boils. Lightly boiling water is the same temperature as a roaring boil."
EcoLogix's main drawback is it looks a bit office-y, so if you lean to a more design-savvy planner, this one's probably not for you. But it would be perfect for a lot of companies, or anyone who needs to keep track of appointments.
The price point is great too. Staples.com offers the planners at $11.49 to $14.99, depending on size, and you can also find other retailers or order direct from the company if you live in the U.S. or Canada.
As for me, I'm still trying to decide if the design flaws—a soft cover and the lack of personality—are worth the considerable eco benefits...