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TESTIMONALS

“Amy has been the leader and the central thread that has held the Lowell Center’s Clean Tech Initiative together since its inception."

"Amy took an exciting idea and transformed it into targeted research, strategic engagement with stakeholders, and messaging that has positioned the Lowell Center as a leader in this emerging arena. "

“Amy brought a wealth of experience and contacts to the table from her years in planning and promoting networks of firms dedicated to advancing recycled materials. She’s highly respected by economic development, policy, business, and advocacy leaders for her ability to bring people together to advance common goals that lead to meaningful environmental change. This project has demonstrated Amy’s vision and focus on innovation. 

“Amy also played a critical role in helping to shape the first Innovator’s Roundtable in 2005 that led to the formation of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, a network of some 80 companies dedicated to advancing safer chemistry. In addition to helping us to articulate pragmatic goals and an agenda that would engage participants, Amy applied her keen and hard hitting networking, outreach and messaging skills to encourage a diverse group of companies to attend and to remain actively engaged in the Council. What started as an academic discussion became a strategic network thanks to Amy’s support.

Joel A. Tickner, ScD Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, 

Project Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Amy Perlmutter is a longtime friend and professional peer. When I was searching for guest speakers for our UMass Boston Graduate MBAIntroduction 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.

– Professor Marc Fournier, LEED AP, College of Management,

University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass.

“I have known and worked with Amy Perlmutter in various capacities for over 20 years, and have always been impressed by her intelligence, strategic thinking capability, and creative problem solving skills. She has provided excellent feedback on my own work products, and has been a valuable member of the project teams that she has served on, over the years, with R. W. Beck.”

– Betsy DornSenior Project Manager, R. W. Beck, Inc.

“Amy’s enthusiasm, tenacity, and political astuteness with all the players in San Francisco laid the foundation for our Zero Waste programs. As San Francisco’s Director of Recycling, Amy worked effectively with citizens, community groups, elected officials, government agencies, and the local garbage companies to create an effective system of diversion programs that form the basis of our current success. 

Amy effectively channeled the energy and resources of those that believed the City could reach high recycling rates, and changed minds of those that didn’t. Amy is a key contributor to San Francisco’s achievements, a 73% diversion rate so far, and our plan for reaching Zero Waste by 2020.”

– Kevin DrewResidential and Special Projects

Zero Waste Coordinator, 

Department of the Environment 

City and County of San Francisco

“I had the pleasure of working with Amy as part of the Deval Patrick Transition Team on Energy and Environment during a two-month period at the end of 2006. She was enormously energetic, informed, creative - with great analytic and people skills.”

– Sue TierneyCo-Chair, Deval Patrick Energy and

Environment Transition Team, Managing Principal,

Analysis Group Inc., Boston, Mass.

“Amy is an experienced and effective leader in the environmental field, which is why, when I was with ECO, we chose to profile her in our ‘New Complete Guide to Environmental Careers.’ 

 

“Amy is committed to helping others succeed in finding their passion and niche in making the world a better place.”

– Kevin DoylePrincipal, Green Economy

“Amy is well-connected to environmental leaders throughout the Northeast and California, and is very willing to take a young professional’s interests and help connect them to the people she knows who are doing the work. Mentoring is second-nature to Amy, and she is a gift to those she’s mentored. ”

– Trina HofreiterPrivate Green Career Mentoring client, Cambridge, Mass.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Amy during different phases of her professional career - as the director of a non-profit, as a consultant, and as a board member for a non-profit.  Throughout all these experiences, I have been impressed by Amy's incisive reasoning, creative brainstorming, strong enthusiasm, professional ethics, and just plain ‘stick-to-it-iveness.’

 

She also is a natural-born networker - and exceeds at linking people and resources for the benefit of all.  Amy has focused all of this on the “great work” of our time - namely healing our planet and improving the well-being of people.”

– Peter Engel, 

Principal, Terra Consulting

“The roundtable that Amy facilitated on the environmental health and safety aspects of advanced emerging materials was one of the best facilitated meetings I have participated in. Everyone was actively engaged, and we were able to address core issues and policy needs.”

– Joey L. Mead, Ph.D Professor, Deputy Director, 

NSF NSEC The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing,

Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 

Lowell, Mass.

"Amy was a Sustainability Mentor to my company for the Cleantech Open Northeast Accelerator this summer. She is a true expert in the field of sustainability, is extremely thorough in her work, and is overall just a wonderful person to work with. She helped us think through the kind of business we want to run long-term, and to think deeply about our sustainability practices. She is a great communicator, and always offers constructive feedback in a thoughtful manner. Amy always arrived at our meetings having read through every line of our deliverables, offering feedback, creative ideas, and copy edits. Her attention to detail and commitment to helping us was unparalleled. Most importantly, it is thanks to Amy and her vast network in the Boston-area, that we were able to conduct so many customer discovery interviews! She has made several introductions on our behalf, and even continues to do so today. Amy was our nomination for the Sustainability Mentor of the Year award. I highly recommend Amy’s expertise for any organization that is looking for strategies to design, improve, or build sustainable practices and policies.”

- Natasha GeorgeCo-Founder, SomEV, Inc

"Amy took an exciting idea and transformed it into targeted research, strategic engagement with stakeholders, and messaging that has positioned the Lowell Center as a leader in this emerging arena. "

“Amy brought a wealth of experience and contacts to the table from her years in planning and promoting networks of firms dedicated to advancing recycled materials. She’s highly respected by economic development, policy, business, and advocacy leaders for her ability to bring people together to advance common goals. This project has demonstrated Amy’s vision and focus on innovation. 

“Amy also played a critical role in helping to shape the first Innovator’s Roundtable in 2005 that led to the formation of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, a network of some 80 companies dedicated to advancing safer chemistry. In addition to helping us to articulate pragmatic goals and an agenda that would engage participants, Amy applied her keen and hard hitting networking, outreach and messaging skills to encourage a diverse group of companies to attend and to remain actively engaged in the Council. What started as an academic discussion became a strategic network thanks to Amy’s support.