Ambassadors

With the help of the Ambassadors who are active members and volunteers, the association helps people learn about the zero waste lifestyle in the different regions of Switzerland. The Ambassador raises awareness, inspires people and helps them to change their habits and to reduce waste in general. Connecting interested parties, sharing ideas and best practices for a zero waste society, and supporting ZeroWaste Switzerland projects at regional level are also a key part of their priorities.

Théodora

Théodora

Ambassador – Chablais Region (French-speaking Valais)
A graduate of chemistry, Théodora has been working almost 9 years in the pharmaceutical industry, moving from company to company and from job to job in search of a company that would match her values and ethics, but above all, she has been searching for meaning. Concerned about our Mother Nature and of what we...
Marylène

Marylène

Ambassador – North Vaud
Marylène is an honorary Yverdonian who discovered Zero Waste in 2015 thanks to Bea Johnson. She found the idea incredible but super complicated…until the day she heard of ZeroWaste Switzerland and discovered that she had everything she needed around her to push forward on this goal! Alongside her husband, she is learning to question her...
Martina

Martina

Ambassador – Zurich
Being passionate about local food, it’s important to Martina to support the small shops in her region. Shopping locally led her to discover her local Zero Waste Café and shop, Foifi, in Zurich. This discovery introduced her to ZeroWaste Switzerland, something that she immediately knew she wanted to be a part of. Protection of nature...
Aline

Aline

Ambassador - Lausanne
As a psychologist, Aline works to help people and in her opinion, taking care of others doesn’t make any sense without protecting the earth, simply because people can’t survive without nature. For Aline, the Zero -waste lifestyle means rethinking our relationship to others, to ourselves and to the world, particularly to nature. It also means...
Carole

Carole

Ambassador - Basel
Carole has always been aware of the importance of preserving the planet for ourselves and future generations, but it’s only in the last 2 years that she has fully realised the possibilities available for each of us to act on a daily basis. She is more and more passionate about the solutions that exist and...
Bruna

Bruna

Ambassador – Fribourg
The birth of their baby girl in 2015 was the trigger of their change of lifestyle. Bruna and her husband wanted to change their consumption habits in order to transmit values ​​that are more respectful of nature. They try to consume less and better by applying the principle of the “5 Rs” to reduce their...
Isabelle

Isabelle

Ambassador - Neuchâtel
Passionate about hiking and nature since ever, her commitment to environmental protection has grown in recent years. She began by preferring organic food and natural cosmetics in her home. Subsequently, aware of the many micropollutants used in our daily lives, she decided to make some of her own cosmetics and cleaning products. The purchase of...
Natacha

Natacha

Ambassador – Graubünden & Eastern Switzerland
Natacha realised with horror one day that she was not living as sustainably as she would have to be – especially given her studies in biology! After a true paradigm shift, she completely changed her life overnight. From the beginning of 2017, she has massively reduced her waste, embraced the minimalist lifestyle and given up...
Aline

Aline

Ambassador – Zurich
The interest in sustainability issues began with the decision to cut all meat and fish products out of her diet. At first the reason was her empathy for all living beings, later all the associated environmental factors strengthened her decision. Soon, the theme of regional and seasonal products also became a consideration. Through her work,...
Linda

Linda

Ambassador - Zurich
Linda started to question why we throw away so much garbage after reading a book about plastic waste. She felt terrible that there is no where to go, that isn’t already touched by garbage. Growing up in Norway surrounded by beautiful nature, hiking and fishing, she wanted her kids to be able to do the...
Marjolaine

Marjolaine

Ambassador – Lausanne VD
Marjolaine is passionate about travelling, hiking (with her dog!) and nature. After a stay on the beaches of Sicily in 2017, she slowly became aware of how important ecology is and consequently zero waste and minimalism gradually and naturally integrated into her life. Since then, her life is led by daily victories, good food and...
Nadine

Nadine

Ambassador - Nyon
Her lifegoal has always been to actively preserve the planet where living beings live on. She’s a vegan for several years now and wants to experiment other ways of reducing her carbon footprint on the environment. She discovered a new form of liberty in living the zero-waste lifestyle after reading Bea Johnson’s book. She wants...
Christine

Christine

Ambassador - Bern
With the Zero Waste Lifestyle Christine has found solutions for herself and her family that are better from an environmental and health point of view, while at the same time supporting local shops and companies rather than multinational corporations. Since the beginning of 2017 she has been trying to produce little or no waste in...
Flavie

Flavie

Ambassador - Vevey
Flavie is the co-founder of the organic grocery and bulk store ‘Bokoloko’ in Vevey. Educated in chemistry and biology, she was a scientist in industry before deciding to change her life and become an entrepreneur and to do volunteer work for local agriculture. She lives with her partner and 2 children, is deeply passionate about...
Nadine

Nadine

Ambassador - Aargau
It was while working within the committee for ZeroWaste Switzerland, that regional work became a focus for her. In and around Aarau Nadine feels at home and has had the privilege of building a wide network since launching the bulk store Unverpackt Aarau. She wants to sensitize people and spread the message about Zero Waste...
Dorinda

Dorinda

Ambassador - Geneva
As a learning and behaviour change specialist Dorinda is passionate about helping people build new skills and habits – to help them create the lives they want to lead and the world they want to live in. She has long been interested in what each one of us can concretely DO to contribute to a...
Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Ambassador - Lausanne
Gabrielle is from Lausanne and works in the social domain. During summer 2015 she discovered the concept of Zero Waste thanks to a feature on Béa Johnson. It was clear to her that she would get involved! After suffering a few setbacks she decided to take her time, and step by step, over days and...
Jessica

Jessica

Ambassador - Düdingen (German speaking Freiburg area)
A respectful relationship to her environment is an important element in the life of Jessica Sue. She enjoys nothing more than exploring her surroundings with her dog, to feel the wind in her hair while cycling and to feel the connection to nature while in her garden. What her garden provides is then lovingly transformed...
Joséphine

Joséphine

Ambassador - Lausanne
Her studies in geography and biology at the University of Fribourg first raised her awareness for environmental issues. She later discovered the Zero-Waste-Lifestyle through American blogger Lauren Singer. Well aware of the huge environmental problem that plastic causes, living a waste-free life seemed to be the answer. Since then, she embarked on a Zero-Waste journey,...
Moni

Moni

Ambassador - Basel
It was her love for nature, plants, and animals and her concern for their protection that was the trigger for Moni to do something about the increasing amount of waste and pollution in the world. In discovering the ZeroWaste movement, she found a group of dedicated people who help and support each other on their...
Monia

Monia

Ambassador - Chablais
Monia has always cared deeply about nature and the environment. Still reading Béa Johnson’s book about the Zero Waste lifestyle was a revelation and led her to focus on « being » instead of « having ». The birth of her son made her will to build a better world even stronger. Since then, Monia...
Nelson

Nelson

Ambassador- Jura/Neuenburg
After reading the books of Béa Johnson and the « famille presque zéro déchet », the life coach and social worker, has become a more aware and committed person. Married with two kids, he buys organic and local goods in bulk. He cares for our planet and is involved in the sustainable development of his region. The...
Romaine

Romaine

Ambassador - Fribourg
It started with my search to identify and eliminate sugar substitutes, then came a desire to eat more locally and organically produced food, after that I eliminated all chemicals from my cosmetic products … all this led to my interest in Zero Waste. For me Zero Waste is not just about reducing my production of...
Valérie

Valérie

Ambassador - Broye (Fribourg and Vaud)
A lover of local products, of quality and all things organic, passionate about “homemade” (jams and preserves of course, but also lacto-fermentation, terrine, soap and cosmetic and cleaning products), Valérie is a longtime practitioner of recycling and anti-waste. She loves aromatherapy and treats and spoils those around her with her own preparations based on essential...