I am privileged to work with those leading the way for living a life that is not rubbish.

Work With Me

I am passionate about building relationships with like minded people.  I believe that by working together we can create a wave of change.

I am highly skilled at forging long lasting relationships and building projects as a team.  With over fifteen years experience working in the commercial world   and my hands on experience with marine debris outreach and conservation, I can add value to your brand, campaign or project.  Please get in touch to see how we might work together, or to be featured on my Podcast.


Clare’s passion is infectious! I love the energy she has for making a difference! I’ve worked with her on 2 Paddle Pickup expeditions now, after 20km of paddling and 14 hours of paddling each day, she still mustered the energy an drive, to sort and wash the plastics we collected. They could then be recycled effectively. She always goes the extra mile to find the best solution. A true Ocean advocate!.   Erin Bastian, CEO & Expedition Leader, Evoke Adventure.

Plastics Campaign Manager

Clare Talks Rubbish continues to work with Incredible Oceans.  A partnership organisation with a legion of volunteers from all arenas, they team up with scientists, creatives, community organisations, campaigners, companies and broadcast media. They devise events and education that highlight problems, showcase solutions, and help us all become more ocean literate.

Women's Paddle Ambassador 2018/2019

I am honoured to be one of the the ten ambassadors who come from a wide range of disciplines and take part at all levels of the sport. One thing we all have in common is bucketloads of enthusiasm and the desire to inspire more women to go paddling!

Check out my Adventures to see when I am paddling or my Talks and Events Page to see how you can join me.

Oceans 8 Consultant

Meet Brighton and Hove’s environment “A” listers; educating, collaborating, campaigning, creating, leading…

For updates on where you can find or work with the Oceans 8 team click the image or check out my Talks and Events Page.

Photographer: Alex Bamford

Brand Ambassador : Water 2 Go

Since I took my Water 2 Go bottle with me for a yoga retreat in India I have been a huge fan of these guys.  I drank the tap water that came out of the tap yellow and had no problems at all.  Their filters allow you to drink any non-salt water.  I will be using it when I SUP the Caledonian Canal this June to save carrying loads of water with me.  The filters in their BPA free water bottles are created based on technology originally developed for the NASA space program! Wowsers.  

For an exclusive 15% discount use code: CTR15


I have partnered with Pier 2 Pier Brighton to deliver workshops on sustainability, goal setting and beyond.  We can provide silent disco beach and river cleans for your corporate events, hen and stag parties and beyond.  Learn how to be a better you while making a difference and having fun.  For more information on upcoming events please check out my Talks and Events Page or get in touch with Amy Gibson at Pier 2 Pier Brighton.

Partner / Environmental Consultant

I continue to assist Erin Bastian with the conservation efforts for her Paddle Pickup expeditions.  Check out my Adventures page for more information about the Width of Britain and Length of Wales trips.  The next expedition is in the Scottish Islands!  Click the image to request more information.  This will be the best one yet I’m sure!

Brand Ambassador : Ocean Sole

As a brand ambassador, I can bring Ocean Sole flip flop creatures with me to your office or event.   More information is on their website but be sure to use my discount code: claretalks for 5% off.  Or get in touch with me to discuss a bespoke piece for you or your company.

I have also worked with the following:

Media Appearences:

Canoe Focus

My tips for adventuring with less waste were featured in the 2019 Spring Canoe Focus magazine.

Sky Ocean Rescue

See my interview with the Sky Ocean team when Louis Pugh visited Brighton.


A short film about the work I have done with Incredible Oceans, Paddle Pickup and the initiatives in Brighton and Hove.

Can also be watched on:

You Tube / Yahoo News / MSN / Daily Motion

BBC North West

British Canoeing

BBC Radio Sussex 

Danny Pike Show 21.08.18

10.18, hear fellow #oceans8brighton #shero Melanie Rees and myself talking about our Oceans 8 project and plastics. 

The Argus

The Argus

Firepot Food Blog


Brighton and Hove Independant

Richmond and Twickenham Times

BBC Radio Gloucester

Evening Standard

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