Whether its the beauty of the changing leaves on trees, or everything pumpkin-spice flavoured ;) October is a special month of the year! From changing seasons to Thanksgiving (if you're in Canada like us!), October often feels like a new begining, or building on new layers on what you've already been working on this year. So whether this is your first TAMGA eco calendar or the 10th, it is time to let go of old habits and make small changes for a better and more sustainable future.
First time printing out the calendar? Scroll down to read how to use it.
HOW TO USE THE CALENDAR
Each monthly calendar is designed by us with a gorgeous illustration hand-drawn by our head designer Anna. To start, print out your calendar (in colour if possible!) each month and hang it somewhere on a wall as a daily reminder. You can also keep the calendar on your desk, in your notebook, or somewhere where you will often see it. The calendar has the dates of each month and a section for you to note any significant dates to remember (such as birthdays, trips, holidays, etc.).
There are also 3 sections to set your eco goals for the month and keep track. In your 'Eco Goals' section, note 3-5 goals that you would like to achieve in the beginning of each month. These can range from 'bringing my travel mug every time I order take-out coffee', to 'organize a fundraiser for an environmental cause'. No goal is too big or too small to set - the important thing is to start somewhere and learn from your progress each month.
Your 'Eco Wins' section is meant to highlight your successes and the steps you've taken to be more mindful this month. This can include things such as getting a compost bin at home, riding your bike to work or reducing your weekly meat intake. This section is meant to be referred to throughout the month as you take small steps to walk lighter on our planet.
Your 'Eco Lessons' are the noteworthy things you learned this month. Whether its a new sustainability podcast or book, understanding the impact of fast-fashion or figuring out where to buy local and in-season produce - this section is a key part of your eco-journey. You can also use this section at the end of the month to reflect on how you did with the eco goals you've set for yourself.
Although the sections are only a few lines, you can use the backside of the print-out to add more information or use a separate sheet of paper.
Each month also includes an inspirational quote and a unique #TAMGAtip we think you'll love!
The TAMGA Eco Calendar is designed to help you in taking small steps towards a brighter future - and we are so excited to be part of it! Make sure to tag us on social (@TAMGAdesigns) as you put your calendar to use and share this post with a friend, colleague or family member to inspire them to do the same :)