Sustainable planners

The Most Sustainable Calendars for 2023

The satisfying crack of a brand new planner? It's a date!

Did you know that using a daily planner can lower blood pressure and stress levels? It can also give you that fresh ahhh feeling when you crack open a book full of blank, brand-new pages. But we need all the trees we can get, and most calendars use paper mills, bleaching, and even microplastics in their production. Fortunately, some very cool stationery companies are starting to change that.

Here are 5 calendars and planners that are Wild Elements approved for both sustainability and ingenious design. Use them to make some dream dates with yourself and the planet.


These monthly cards from Mumbleweeds ($49 for 12) are 100% plantable, and also easy to repurpose into small greeting cards once the days go by.


Tree-free and created by Karst (a certified B-Corp company), this sustainable daily planner ($39) has bonus prompts like, “What will I let go of this week?”


The motto of Wisdom Supply Co. is “waste is a design flaw.” They prove it with elegant compostable journals ($45.50) crafted for 100% efficiency and 0% impact. Bonus: Each color scheme is named for a favorite animal!


Plantable seed paper and astronomy skills combine in this easy-to-read, gorgeous-to-look-at chart from Genara ($32) that aligns the traditional calendar with the lunar cycle.


Do you love writing all over your monthly calendars? Will they become default datebooks and memory banks for your working life? This simple, unbleached option from Handmade Local ($19.50) is the recyclable way to get it done.