Amie Glass is a strategic communications and program development consultant who specializes in connecting people, profit and planet (the 3 pillars of sustainability). She brings 23 years of experience working with local to international organizations of all types, from small non-profits and businesses to large corporations and government agencies.
Glass has managed the design and/or implementation of numerous sustainability programs and communications plans for organizations like the Center for Climate Protection; the California Green Business Program in Sonoma County; the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy; the Sustainable Enterprise Conference; CircadiaOne; and the USBI Biochar Conference. She is credited with launching many successful programs including the Leadership in Sustainability Awards, the Sustainable Business Leadership Circle, the Business of Local Energy Symposium, and Training for a Sustainable Future.
In designing the new Sustainability Ambassadors Certificate for Sonoma County’s hospitality industry, Glass enthusiastically fuses two of her greatest passions – sustainability and tourism. Whether breaking bread with a jewelry merchant in Fez, traveling by cargo boat down the Mekong River with Buddhist monks, enjoying homemade pasta with an Italian fisherman in his 800-year-old home, kayaking through ice fields in Alaska’s Glacier Bay, or nursing an orphaned baby elephant back to health in Thailand, Glass believes travel has the power to open minds and inspire imagination with ideas to take home.
She has independently adventured through 43 U.S. states, 29 national parks, and 22 countries and is intimately familiar with Sonoma County’s scenic backroads, tourist destinations, cultural attractions, and eco-adventures. Glass has also assisted Sonoma County lodges, restaurants and wineries in qualifying for California’s Green Business Certificate, affording her a rare behind-the-scenes look at sustainability in Sonoma County’s hospitality industry.
Glass holds a Bachelors of Science from UC Davis in Community and Regional Development, with an emphasis in Organization and Management.