I am an experienced and engaging speaker, comfortable talking to business, community, school groups, the media (print, radio, TV), and general audiences. My areas of expertise include clean technologies, zero waste, circular economy, sustainable economic development, and green careers. Speaking engagements include:
“Amy Perlmutter is a longtime friend and professional peer. When I was searching for guest speakers for our UMass Boston Graduate MBA Introduction to Environmental Management course, Amy’s name immediately rose to the top of the list.
“She is passionate about the environment, and her energetic, engaging style enables Amy to effectively share her knowledge and real world experiences.”
– Marc Fournier, LEED AP
College of Management
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Moderator: "Food Waste: Can We Reach Zero"
MIT Enterprise Forum
Ellen MacArthur Disruptive Innovation Conference
Moderator: "Mainstreaming Green Chemistry"
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council Innovators Roundtables
Speaker: "Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing"
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Speaker: “Zero Waste, An Achievable Goal for Newton”
Speaker: “Trash or Treasure”
MIT Sustainability Conference
Moderator: “Market Development Programs for Resource Management & Zero Waste”
Grassroots Recycling Network National Conference on Zero Waste
Speaker: “Let’s Talk Trash”
Concord/Carlisle League of Women Voters
Featured Speaker: Clean Tech, An Agenda for a Healthy Massachusetts Economy
Clean Economy Caucus kickoff, Massachusetts legislature
Speaker: “ Growing Jobs Through Recycling and Product Stewardship”
Eastern Good Jobs/Green Jobs Conference
Speaker: Zero Waste
Boston Area Sustainability Group
Lunch and Learn Speaker: “Emerging Technologies”
Career Counselor’s Consortium of New England
Speaker: “What is a Green Career?”
Massachusetts First Green Careers Conference
Speaker: “Green Jobs-- Scope and Opportunity in Clean Technologies”
Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts, Continuing Education Conference
Speaker: “Economic Development Opportunities through Recycling”
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans
Conference on Race, Place, and Environment After Katrina
Speaker: “The UMass Clean Tech Initiative"
Newton Green Decade
Workshop Organizer and Facilitator: “Clean Technologies”
Massachusetts State Democratic Convention
Speaker: Careers in Green Jobs
Colleges of the Fenway