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Hey! I’m Polly and I’m here to break down the big, overwhelming ideas of zero waste and living sustainably into smaller, more actionable pieces. Because if sustainability is hard to understand, how can it be accessible to those who need it most?

I started leading a full zero-waste lifestyle in 2015 after experiencing life in an Indianapolis community where affluent trash gets left behind. A food desert and lack of infrastructure meant many of my neighbors rarely even saw fresh produce.

Since going zero waste, I’ve tried to share my knowledge – because I’ve lived first-hand knowing how hard it is to think about climate change when you’re worrying about paying rent. I’ve spread that message everywhere from food banks to local libraries to nationally-recognized universities. (And online, too, of course!)

PS. Ever have a question? Don’t be shy to e-mail me – my inbox is always open!