Robert Guillemin is the Sustainable Food Retail Lead for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainability and Innovations Unit in New England where he works with public and private sector stakeholders to promote sustainable business practices within the food retail sector. At EPA, he also manages the Federal Green Challenge initiative in New England, a program that helps federal agencies meet their sustainability goals. While at EPA, he has concentrated on technical assistance, educational, and partnership projects that leverage institutional behavioral change to improved environmental performance and reduce operational costs.
Before joining EPA in 2001, he worked for a variety of public and private organizations in the area of environmentally preferable purchasing, pollution prevention, and environmental services. He established and directed the State of Connecticut’s Environmentally Preferable Procurement Program. He worked as a Pollution Prevention Specialist at the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, conducting research, publishing studies, and coordinating state Pollution Prevention programs. His first job out of college was with a hazardous waste management company.
He received his Masters in Environmental Policy from Tufts University's Urban and Environmental Policy program where he concentrated on pollution prevention and environmentally preferable procurement.