Work with me

rachelle strauss founder of zero waste weekI’ve been writing and campaigning about waste since 2004 following my involvement in the Bostcastle Flood – a pivotal event that changed my views on the impact of human activity on the environment. I’ve been voted number 1 in the ‘Hot 100’ – an award that recognises the movers and shakers in the waste and recycling industry. The Zero Waste Week campaign has trended on Twitter, been featured in global media and even had a mention in British parliament!

I can share my knowledge and expertise with you in the following ways:

Pick my brains

Whether you want ideas on making your business more waste savvy, advice on running a successful social media campaign or need an editorial calendar for your blog, let’s meet for virtual coffee. On Skype or by telephone it’s your chance to pick my brains.

I pride myself on providing actionable, practical solutions to the issues you’re facing. You’ll leave each session in no doubt about what to do next. And be prepared for an epiphany or two.

“Rae really tuned into me and my business, gave me a lot of encouragement and ideas which I am gradually implementing. I felt able to say what I wanted without feeling I needed to modify anything at all.”

Sally Mittuch. Director – Natural Spa Supplies

Hire my pen

Author of four books in the sustainable living genre and writer of numerous newspaper, magazine and blog articles, this is your opportunity to hire my pen. I’ll write an engaging blog for your site, contribute to a white paper, write an article for your publication or even craft your social media updates that get engagement and establish you as an authority in your niche.

“I have really enjoyed working with Rachelle who helped myEcoCost find its message to the wider world. She transformed a very technical presentation of a novel concept into something far more accessible, far more readable and consequently far more enjoyable! She listened intently to what our product is offering, did a great job in researching the evidence behind our mission and brought a genuine warmth to the message we wanted to create.”

Robert Mostyn. Founder – MyEcoCost


You’ve decided to launch a sustainable business / website / social media campaign / write a book and you need a trusted ally by your side. You need me on speed dial. I’ve taken the Zero Waste Week campaign from 100 participants in 2008 to an award-winning campaign with a reach of 56 million in 2017.

Learn from my mistakes, discover which short cuts work (and which ones don’t) and learn how to focus on the aspects that will get you on the fast track to success.

Having started writing a book, I realised that if I really wanted to pull it together and get something finished I needed some help. I felt Rae would would be an ideal support person.

She has proved to be exactly that.

One of the things I find hardest is asking people to help me. I wanted to contact chefs, food bloggers and waste reduction campaigners. Being able to discuss my ideas about how to go about this and to share in the success and failures of the methods was really beneficial. Sometimes you need someone to ask you: “So what’s stopping you then?” and Rae is very good at that – identifying blockers and finding ways to overcome them.”

Anna Pitt. Author – Leftover Pie: 101 ways to reduce your food waste

Sleep better at night

If the idea of starting a zero waste journey is causing you sleepless nights, we need to talk. My coaching will arm you with knowledge, focus and make sure you get results. Whether you want to save money, reduce your impact on the environment or preserve resources for your grandchildren, 1-2-1 coaching and accountability will get you on track and keep you there.

“Rachelle has an incredible knack for cutting through the crap and getting right to the heart of the matter; bringing huge clarity to every situation I have ever brought to her.”

Cheryl Barnes. Head of Sales and Marketing

If you want to discuss opportunities to work with me. Call me now on 07971 509 997 or complete my contact form.