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Explore the 12 zones of zero waste living - PollyBarks.com

Explore the 12 zones of zero waste living

After several years of practice, wins, fails, and a lot of education, I found the way I wish I’d learned about zero waste: through 12 interconnected zones of life.

Post-Petroleum Stress Disorder_ mental health and climate change - PollyBarks.com

Post-Petroleum Stress Disorder: mental health and climate change

“Post-Petroleum Stress Disorder”: mental health and climate change are inextricably linked – here’s what that looks like and what can help.

13 reasons why zero waste is more than a plastic bag - PollyBarks.com

13 reasons why zero waste is more than a plastic bag

Zero waste and sustainability are big ideas. Sometimes that means they get boiled down to oversimplifications, but zero waste is more than a plastic bag!

Starting a zero waste lifestyle mason jar - Polly Barks

Starting a zero waste lifestyle, step-by-step

There are many actions we can take within our current system that will drastically cut down on our waste, reduce our carbon footprint, and help us be better stewards of the planet.

Summary of the Global Environmental Outlook 6 - PollyBarks.com

So what’s the state of the environment in 2019?

The Global Environmental Outlook 6 (GEO 6) is a massive report that seeks to not only assess how different factors of the environment are, but how their change effects humanity. What did it find?

Starting a zero waste lifestyle swaps - Polly Barks

The beauty of multi-purpose zero waste items

If you – like me – found zero waste through a cutesy blog post or idealized Instagram feed, jumping into the movement can feel so intimidating. So many new ideas, so many people trying to sell you the accouterments to your new lifestyle. But the truth is: zero waste should be simple. We should have enough simple, multi-purpose zero waste items that we can avoid single-use plastics as best we can and

8 high impact ways to fight climate change as an individual - Green Indy Blog

How to fight climate change alone

Which brings us to the eternal question in sustainability: can individual behaviors stop climate change, or is it too big of a problem?