KA_LEN_DIAR 2013 - Diáře pro rok 2013
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The KA_LEN_DIAR weekly planners have been manufactured in the Czech Republic for the last seven years. This year marks the first English edition. They are hand made from recycled paper and each piece is unique.
Our goal is to salvage and transform, as much as possible, previously used materials that are no longer needed and are intended for disposal. By directly recycling them we extend their life cycle. In this way, we try to discourage the consumption of other natural resources and make do with what is already available.
As a tradition, we work closely with the sheltered workshop SALET (www.salet.cz), which focuses on the integration of the physically and mentally disabled. The workshop manufactures covers from materials that would otherwise become waste, including plastic canisters used to store various chemicals (washing liquids, oils, fabric softeners, washer fluids etc.) or plastic lids from paints or from old glazing foils. The contents of the planner (hand-laid pages; paper wraps from foodstuffs, old magazines, milk cartons, advertising scrap paper and others) would also otherwise end up in the dustbin.
The diaries are printed in the Pankrác Prison Printing office (Prison Service) on recycled paper and according to strict environmental standards. It is produced in the A6 paper format (in three language versions).
We have found a way of binding the diary together so that the contents can be easily removed from the cover (by cutting the rubber band on the spine) and exchanged for the following year’s edition.
We therefore recommend that you do not throw away the old cover – it could be used again next year, when we are planning to start selling the contents (i.e. the REFILLS) separately as well.
As usual, the theme of this year’s diary is animals – they will accompany you each week of the year. This year, we have again decided to focus on the endangered species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. These are for the most part critically endangered species, facing a high risk of extinction in the near future.
In addition to standard data (public holidays, the phases of the Moon, the signs of the Zodiac, coming lunar eclipses, etc.) the KA_LEN_DIAR provides useful information about non-profit organizations, ecology, human rights, geography and history.
The “Little Pocket Guide” provides basic first aid instructions, a list of currently available cruelty-free cosmetics and skincare products, a list of vegetarian restaurants in major European cities, a seasonal harvesting guide for Central Europe, a basic Sun Salutation workout, a Japanese origami how-to, DIY tips, a few geography pointers (including maps), as well as a table where you can copy the schedule of your public transport service. We have also included a memo pad.
The coming year has 527,040 minutes and KA_LEN_DIAR sincerely wishes you the best in all of them.