I love planning. I love being green as well. Sometimes these don’t go together.

I am old school in that I need to write things down. I love having notebooks and planners to jot down a note. I use paper planners for work, my business, and my personal life.

I can’t quit them!

But I also feel a pull to do what I can to save the earth. I’ve tried to use google calendar. I’ve tried to use apps. Multiple times. I just can’t go full-on digital for planning and notes.

Since I can’t give up the paper, I make sure I recycle. If I have to tear each sheet out, I do so. I also love that Erin Condren covers are all reusable. I can just pop it off and reuse it on a notebook or another planner. I even saved my old coils from previous planners to put my covers on!

I recycle and reuse what I can.

I know I will never be fully green. I try but somethings you just can’t get around. How do you stay on track with everything you need to do and keep it green?

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Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.