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.

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...
Marjorie

Marjorie

Ambassador – La Chaux-de-Fonds / Canton Neuchâtel
Her awareness was raised following the birth of her children. Indeed, in a desire to protect them and leave them a planet rich in fauna and flora, Marjorie has found in the zero waste lifestyle principles that reflect this desire. Consuming less, adopting a minimalist lifestyle, reducing waste, selecting local actors, were obvious choices. So...
Julia

Julia

Ambassador – Lausanne
She entered the Zero Waste world through the door of… cosmetics! A pure city dweller, it was first the desire to change her way of consuming that led her to make her own beauty products, then her household products. Later she discovered minimalism, the pleasure of surrounding herself with the essential, thus leading her to...
Theodora

Theodora

Ambassador – Zurich
Respect for nature and the avoidance of plastic have long been an issue for Theodora. How she can do this through simple changes in her daily life became clear to her when she visited the exhibition ‘The Plastic Garbage Project’ in the Museum of Design and became aware of the Zero Waste movement. Bea Johnson...
Nelson

Nelson

Ambassador- Jura/Neuchâtel
After reading the books of Bea 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...
Sophie

Sophie

Ambassador – Morges
Sophie became aware of the problems surrounding waste and of the zero waste lifestyle during her various travels. Contact with other cultures and different ways of living brought a new perspective on the individual versus global levels of consumption. She quickly learnt to make her own cosmetics, even lived no-shampoo for a while before coming...
Franziska

Franziska

Ambassador - Region Walensee, St.Gallen, Eastern Switzerland
Already since early on in her life Franziska enjoyed going shopping for her mum on her bike with her own backpack. As she grew and started travelling the world she was annoyed by the many plastic bags on her travels. As an adult, she wanted to develop herself personally, professionally and creatively and to produce...
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...
Jessica

Jessica

Ambassador – Aargau
Although she grew up in the mountains, Jess was always drawn to the ocean. Unfortunately, there she had to realize quickly that the pollution was not only destroying the beautiful landscape but also the wildlife. Because she thinks that also in Switzerland still too much unnecessary waste is being produced, she began to rethink her...
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...
Samina

Samina

Ambassador – Basel
Having always been aware of the downside of consumerism and modern living, Samina’s zero waste journey kick-started after being introduced to minimalist and natural living whilst travelling and living within different communities around the world. Seeing the benefits of living with less clutter, making things by hand and producing less waste made her eager to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...