What links the gorgeous and interesting photos in this Calendar? They illustrate the twelve permaculture design principles, and are all examples of locally appropriate sustainable living and design. Organise your life and share your schedule with this lovely, deceptively simple but thought-provoking, calendar in your home or workplace.
It would easily be the most useful and inspiring calendar I’ve ever come across – it’s the very appropriate, definitely gift worthy, and what I like to call “honest” Rob Bartrum
Check out reviews from respected permies Kirsten Bradley and Russ Grayson. Download a sample to see some of what you can expect, or scroll down to find out more about how the permaculture ethics have been embodied into the calendar.
Produced in Australia on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks. 10% of net return donated to Permafund. Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm) opening to A3.
What makes the calendar ethical?
We’ve chosen Australian manufactured paper that uses 100% post consumer recycled pulp, is certified carbon neutral and supports the restoration and replanting of landfill sites around Australia.
The paper is manufactured and printed using 100% renewable energy. The calendar’s size and light weight take advantage of standardised postage and reduced freight. Printing plates and paper waste are all recycled. Inks are vegetable based so don’t release unnecessary Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up. Once the calendar has reached the end of its life you can compost it knowing that your worms will be happy.
While the production effort does quite a lot in limiting its impact on the earth and the people who are involved in the process, We’ve done something more to demonstrate the ethic of Fair Share, leaving a positive impact, not just a less negative one.
Permafund is a public fund set up by Permaculture International Ltd, which makes grants available for activities that demonstrate the ethics and application of the principles of permaculture. We have committed to donating 10% of the net return from sales of the calendar to Permafund, supporting permaculture projects internationally.
When it comes to demonstrating the design principles, you’ll find one provided for each month. Each one is a locally appropriate example of sustainable living and design. Perhaps they will inspire, or at the very least remind us of the changes that we can make in our own lives to help the world become a better place for us all to live.