I'm Ruby, and I am living as a minimalist with a zero-waste footprint. As you follow my journey, I will explore the sustainability concepts of my lifestyle, and take you along through the discovery of how minimalism changes myself and the world around me. 

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December 5, 2019

The lights are up, baubles dazzle, carols echo through the shopping centre, kids line up to sit on Santa’s lap, whilst presents hastily pile up underneath the tree. 

Christmas is my all-time favourite season of the year. It also used to be ALL about the s...

July 6, 2018

8 months, a 600 gram mason jar of trash, 2 suitcases full of stuff, and a crazy happy human being. This 14th blog post marks the end (or should I say beginning?) of a quest for less...

Last month, I presented a TED-style talk to the entire Green School Community. My jou...

April 26, 2018

I confess: I have been spending over half a year living as a minimalist with little to no knowledge of consumerism history and how Westernised societies have got here in the first place. Realising my lack of knowledge, the guilt set in. I had the sudden realisation tha...

April 5, 2018

During my last visit to Melbourne before moving permanently from the island of Bali, I noticed just how difficult and inaccessible the minimalist zero-waste lifestyle can be. To say the least, the urban world does not fail to leave me feeling uninspired and stuck. A ‘b...

March 10, 2018

To truly establish our Tri Hitta Karana (the connection between ourselves, others, and the land), getting our hands in the soil will help that connection become part of our purpose -- to live completely in understanding and peace with our world.

2 years ago I hated the...

February 19, 2018

Happiness… this idea of lifelong contentment has convinced avid lifestyle gurus, and people like myself to start purging their extra junk, stress, and dated consumerist values. A very public example of this quest for happiness is Joshua Fields and Ryan Nicodemus. The t...

February 2, 2018

I’m sure you’re wondering, ‘How do I actually do this minimal waste lifestyle?” Well, it takes time and energy to get it right. After 4 months of my minimalist and zero-waste journey, I have found myself experimenting with MANY different recipes for homemade products....

January 19, 2018

Capitalism, unfortunately isn’t working out for us. In fact the economic-based system we’re living in is pushing our world towards 2 degrees of warming; with large inequality, injustice and profit-favourable governments kicking society further into the face of collapse...

January 6, 2018

Once upon a time I was frustrated. My friends told me they wouldn’t be seen dead buying clothes from the local opportunity store. And now, as a minimalist, I am using this fortnight’s blog space to send out a message: start borrowing and buying second hand!

Second hand...

December 22, 2017

I’m ‘down under’ once again; the christmas carols chiming through the halls of Melbournian houses and shops, I can’t help but wonder if I can make it through the christmas ‘gift crazy’ season.

It’s been almost 10 weeks now since the beginning of my minimalist and zero w...

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