Step away from your screen and into this serene scene: You're listening to a songbird, or maybe feeling a gentle flower petal. Relish in these little moments and more with this perpetual desk calendar, which encourages you to get outside enjoy the earth underneath your feet; or the light at the end of the day. Susan LeVine pairs each activity with a lovely illustration, so when you change the date, you can also choose a new way to connect with nature. It's a simple yet thoughtful way to be grateful for the green grass, the grand night sky, and everything in between.
Responsible Business Practices
"Our mission is to bring unique and interesting products to market that are made from sustainable resources. To give back to our community and to enhance the quality of life of our employees."
Wooden Shoe Designs pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds the area's living wage.
- Local (Florida State) minimum wage: $8.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of the Tampa area: $11.52
paid time off
Employees are given 7 days paid vacation time. Once they have been with the company for 2 years they receive 2 weeks paid time off. Some of their longer tenured employees receive 3 weeks off a year paid time off.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Most items are made from wood. Once they are done creating a product, they take excess wood and create products from them. Once they have used as much of the wood as possible they either donate it to local schools for craft projects, or bring it to a specialized recycling facility 1 mile from their warehouse for recycling. They have special pickup two times a week for cardboard, and reuse as much of the boxes they get in to ship out product.
Wooden Shoe has a relationship with Our Troops Online (Support the Troops). This is a local charity that provides care packages to men and women serving overseas. They have been working together for over 5 years in helping them create marketing materials, providing free product that they can raffle to raise money. They also give 5% of sales back to them, and on some specific products donate all proceeds. Wooden Shoe also provides free services to them, like customizing products, so they can raffle them off or sell them to raise funds.
Gratitude for Nature Calendar is packed in a recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Gratitude for Nature Calendar: UncommonGoods.