Amy is an experienced and engaging speaker, comfortable talking to business, community, school groups, the media (print, radio, TV), and general audiences. Her areas of expertise include clean technologies, zero waste, circular economy, sustainable economic development, and green careers. Examples of 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

Speaker: The Future of Plastic in the Circular City

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”

Green 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: "Clean Tech: An Agenda for a Healthy Massachusetts Economy"

Manufacturing Matters radio show, WTAG


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: Careers in Green Jobs

Colleges of the Fenway