What is a mamoru ambassador?

A mamoru ambassador is a sustainability hero tasked with promoting sustainability in a given region, field, and/or industry.

Community-based approach to sustainability

Protecting our planet starts from our communities. We are looking for changemakers to represent and make a bigger impact in their communities. 

Ambassadors

Bianca Yamaguchi

Kobe Ambassador

From a business consulting firm in Tokyo, Bianca started the zero-waste social movement in Japan. She founded the Zero Waste Japan community in 2015. She now works in sustainability, circular economy & design, and zero-waste as a consultant through her company the Zero Way.

Hiroki Kondo

Ushiku Ambassador

Hiroki works as a designer and is a member of the sustainability group, Spiral Club. 

Robin Rauner

Kyoto Ambassador

Robin moved to Kyoto in 2015 to study International Relations at Ritsumeikan University. She founded and currently contributes to the Kyoto Eco Map, an interactive guide to eco-friendly, ethical, organic, and plant-based businesses and initiatives in Kyoto.

After working in Singapore, he moved to Kyotango City. He is currently working to revitalize the local economy of Kyotango, while also engaging in beach cleanup and educational activities to help build a future for children.

Katrin Funk

Nagoya Ambassador

Sustainability coordinator, environmental activist, and Zumba instructor in the Aichi area. Katrin is a founding member of local environmental groups like Fridays For Future and Climate Action Nagoya. She organizes monthly clean-ups, plant-based vegan lunch events, seminars on climate change, and workshops on the SDGs.

Millie Takayama

Tokyo Ambassador

Sustainability advisor, YouTuber and tea ceremony performer. Founding member for the bio store "Yaoya Epicerie" in Guethary, France. Focusing on Zero Waste, Millie spreads the message of sustainable living through YouTube and her tea performances around the world.

Alana Bonzi

Fujisawa Ambassador

Alana is the Co-Founder, Director of a not for profit SEGO Initiative with her husband, Michel. She organizes immersive Satoumi themed experiences like the Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project, Expo Mer Fujisawa, Clean S.E.A., and the Satoyama themed Organic Farming Shonan Project. She promotes cross-cultural relations,  corporate-community collaboration, and local area economy revitalization while protecting the marine environment.

Takahisa Taniguchi

Japan Ambassador

Environmental activist providing lectures on climate change more than 300 times a year throughout Japan

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Yoshihiro Okamura

Kyotango Ambassador

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Viktoria Zsory

Kyoto & Okinawa Ambassador

Actress, model, casting agent and teacher promoting environmental protection, zero-waste, natural living, a circular economy, human and animal rights. Organizes beach, ocean, and mountain clean-ups. Founding member of Kyoto Vegans and Vegetarians community.

Agata Ordon

Poland Ambassador

Born in Poland, Agata currently studies at Kozminski University in Warsaw, where she organized a conference with Mercedes-Benz covering topics of smart city & electromobility in order to spread SDGs and positive practices among students. Agata is a One Young World Ambassador and a University Coordinator of the Positive Impact Rating. Her goal is to implement the combination of management, law, and sustainability for a better world!

Born in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Akira engaged in waste policy as the president of Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu Town, Tokushima Prefecture, where Japan's first "Zero Waste Declaration" was made. From 2020, she joined Zero Waste Japan, a general incorporated association, where she works on building a model for a recycling-oriented society in Japan and abroad. She co-chaired the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

Akira Sakano

Japan Ambassador

Miyu (Miyu Tokyo Vegan Girl) is a Tokyo-based vegan model and YouTuber who shares her thoughts on veganism, environmental issues, and ethical and sustainable living with the concept of "make kinder choices to save our future."

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Tokyo Ambassador

Ruka Yamauchi

Kyoto Ambassador

Ruka is a student of Ritsumeikan University and lives with her grandparents, who are farmers in Kyoto. She became interested in using vegetables for paints and dyes after seeing that large amounts were being thrown away due to their bad shapes or colors. She now hosts various workshops with kids, highschoolers, and adults to provide new ways to enjoy vegetables other than just eating them.  

Suchi Smita Mahato

Spain Ambassador

Originally from India, Suchi is based Girona, Catalonia, Spain, pursuing a PhD on tourism social enterprise. She has Masters in Tourism Management and a Bachelors in International Political Economy. Suchi has previously worked in wine imports and tourism in the Maldives.

Who can be an Ambassador?

You have a strong desire to make the earth, its people, environment, and society more sustainable.  You also fit into one or more of the categories below.

 

1) You are well connected to the local businesses and people in your area. 

2) You are a known advocate for a social or environmental cause and you are actively promoting sustainability through regular activities.

3) You have expertise in a field of sustainability.

What will I do as an Ambassador?

We need your help with one or more of the below.

1) Expand the map by adding new businesses to the app and by telling businesses about mamoru so they can register officially

2) Add content to the app such as reviews and photos

 

3) Tell friends about mamoru

4) Connect and share knowledge with our users, members, ambassadors, and business owners

What can I get as an Ambassador?

As our community grows, you'll gain recognition among your peers as a major contributor to helping your community and the planet achieve sustainability. We will also provide you with exclusive gear and event invites to thank you for your efforts. 

How Do I Sign Up?

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