Let me introduce myself: I’m Yvonne Renckens, a zero waste blogger from The Netherlands. I’m on my way from a less waste life to a zero waste lifestyle. I’m new to Zero Waste Bloggers Network, but I’m already inspired by a lot of your blogs that I found on Bloglovin.
When Inge asked me if I knew of fun activity for this group, the first thing that came to my mind was The Minimalism Game. Maybe some of you already know Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, the guys who started this movement.
A lot of you would like to live a minimalistic lifestyle, and this game would be a great kickstarter. I’ve played this game at the first 5 weeks of this year and got rid of more than 500 items out of my home. I’m far from a minimalistic lifestyle, but would love to take this challenge one more time this year.
From the first day of November we will start this project.
Join the public Facebook group Minimalism Game – Zero Waste Edition and post your daily picture of the stuff you get rid of and share a short story behind the things that you say goodbye to.
In November, each of us must get rid of one thing on the first day. On the second, two things. Three items on the third, and so on. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc.
Donate or sell.
In the original game rules they also trash some items, but I don’t think this fits our lifestyle. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house — and out of your life — by midnight each day .
It’s an easy game at first. However, it starts getting challenging by week two when you’re collecting more than a dozen items each day. Whoever can keep it going the longest wins; and if there are many people who stay in the game until the end, we can go on for another round in the next month if you like.
Of course this game isn’t really about winning or losing, but it’s about awareness of all of the things you’ve collected in your life and you haven’t used in years. I haven’t read the book of Marie Kondo, but I think this can be helpful if you’re having a hard time letting go (let it gooooo, let it… never mind).
Check out Yvonne’s blog: Y Fair Productions
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I started my company Y Fair Productions September 2014. I blog daily on my site www.yfairproductions.nl (Dutch).
In 2009 I started as a founder and leader of Fairtrade city of Arnhem with a great group of volunteers. That is part of a global campaign aimed at encouraging the use of more Fairtrade products within a town or village. This requires a lot of effort and in 1.5 years we were able to call Arnhem a Fairtrade City, the 13th in the Netherlands! After three years as a leader, I left the organization to give someone else a chance as the leader with some new ideas.
After another three years of having some additional positions in the national organization, I wanted to try my luck again. My network was still relatively intact andas I'm still working on sustainability, fair trade and zero waste, I could contact them again.
For my company Y Fair Productions I blog daily about Fairtrade, a zero waste lifestyle, the sharing economy and crowdfunding.
My main goal is to inspire people. I’m aiming for the people who, were not raised in a family where sustainability is key. I liked to make them a part of the wonderfull sharing economy, the easy way of a zero waste lifestyle and how you can make your dreams come true with crowdfunding . I believe that this way of financing is the way to go, as banks are becoming stricter.