With a keen interest in higher education, Amy has co-authored a guidance document on green building education with the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Amy Hattan oversees efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of Thornton Tomasetti’s business operations and works to integrate sustainability practices into all services. The firm takes the “triple bottom line” approach to corporate sustainability, and Amy’s role facilitates corporate social responsibility programs that take care of employees and give back to the community. She works closely with the Sustainability practice and with a network of employees who implement sustainable operations in their offices.
Broad Experience in Higher Education
Amy has more than 20 years of experience managing programs, projects and communication efforts in the sustainability field. Previously, she was the director of strategic initiatives at Second Nature in Boston, where she developed a national capacity-building program funded by the Kresge Foundation to advance green building in higher education. Amy was a pioneer in the early days of campus sustainability, helping to initiate campus sustainability programs at the University of New Hampshire in 1995, and later, serving as the sustainability coordinator for Middlebury College in Vermont, where she participated in a number of green building projects following the college’s Bicentennial Campaign.
Sharing Sustainability News
Amy has published numerous magazine articles about earth-friendly green initiatives, from simple at-home tips to on-campus composting alternatives, and co-authored a guidance document on green building education with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Outside of Work
Amy is a certified Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher and taught for more than six years. An avid supporter of community radio, she has hosted programs about the environment and human rights. She lives on five wooded acres, heats her home in the winter with wood from her property and loves to garden. Her ‘green wedding’ was profiled by Natural Home magazine.
• Sustainability planning and design
• Sustainable strategies
• Sustainability training
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