Polly Barks is a sustainability consultant and educator whose hobbies include gardening, baking, and dismantling infinite-growth capitalism one piece at a time.

A native of rural Virginia, Polly traveled the world before landing in Lafayette, Indiana. She’s explored the Midwest since early 2016.

Polly has a background in education (specifically with psychologically and/or emotionally-traumatized youth from high-risk communities). As she discovered the zero waste movement, her teaching background and sustainability goals meshed into the services she provides today. She’s been running this site full time since early 2017.


Polly is available for collaborations on the following types of projects:

– Sponsored blog and social posts
– Live Instagram videos
– Speaking opportunities (see below)
– Other sustainability-minded campaigns

Rates will vary depending on the scope of the project and usage, but please feel free to reach out with all budget levels. I’d love to speak further about meeting your objectives and the exciting ways we can work together. Get in touch with questions or inspiration at info@pollybarks.com.

Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started:

1: Check out the offerings below and see what might be a good fit for you. Click the "Yes, let's talk!" button and shoot me a quick email about what you're looking for.

2: Watch your email - I'll reply in 1-2 business days.

3: Hit reply and let's talk!

4: We'll get started making the world a better place, one step at a time!

Have questions? Shoot me an email.

Sponsorship opportunities

Are you a business with a strong sustainability slant looking to get your message out to a large, engaged audience? I offer a range of sponsorship options on this site and social media to fit your needs.

Yes, let's talk!

Zero Waste Workshops

Even more powerful than a simple presentation, workshops allow participants to take things home and ask questions in a less formal environment. From toiletries to recipes, there's a zero waste swap for that.

Yes, let's talk!

Keynote Presentations

Have a sustainability symposium or conference and you'd like someone to speak about cultivating sustainability in various populations, grassroots community resiliency, or zero waste in general?

Yes, let's talk!