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About Us – Exciting Business Update!

Yveatte is now a certified Green Irene Eco-Consultant for the South Florida area. This means that we can offer more services and, specifically, can offer Green Business Bureau Certification with a verified audit.  We are very excited to be able to offer this to our clients in addition to our current Lean and Green offerings.  Please read on for more details…

We now offer Green Business Makeovers with Verified Green Business Bureau Certification to help businesses adopt and implement green practices. The tools and solutions we can show businesses through a personalized web portal will not only help them take their first steps to going green, but also show how to successfully reduce costs and waste. We will present a set of recommendations and concrete steps in areas like energy conservation, creating a toxic-free workplace, green purchasing strategies and sustainable travel and transportation. The business will enjoy the increased visibility and marketing advantage that comes with being part of our nationally recognized network of eco-friendly businesses. Not every business can be perfectly green, but every business can start the process.  We believe that there are many shades of green and many small steps implemented over time add up to great savings for both you and the planet!

We can now also help families and businesses implement proven green solutions and help lead them to a healthier, safer, and more sustainable lifestyle, along with saving them money!   We now offer a 60-to 90-minute Green Home Makeover. The steps we recommend and the products we offer, as well as referrals to specialists, can help save you energy and water. We can also help improve your indoor air quality, remove toxic chemicals from your home, reduce the waste you generate (which ends up in landfills) and improve the purity of the water your family drinks. By doing an inventory of your wasteful incandescent lighting, we can also show you how to save on your electric bill.

After we have finished the consultation, we will show you tips and products to make your home healthier. We can help you replace your wasteful incandescent bulbs, install low-flow shower heads, upgrade your thermostat and show you toxic-free cleaning options. There are many other green options we offer, which you can find in my online product catalog at

Along with the Green Home Makeover and Green Business Makeover, you will receive an Ask Green Irene Membership. This extensive, green database allows you to research green questions that may arise after the initial Green Home Makeover and Green Business Makeover. It also allows you the ability to email questions to a Green Irene researcher for an answer to any green question not yet covered in the database.

I welcome you to visit my website at where you can find more information about our consulting services as well as look at the products we offer in the product catalog.  These products have been personally vetted and tested by the Green Irene Team, so if you are looking to green any part of your life, but don’t have the time to research green products, this is a great place for you to start!

I look forward to talking with you soon about steps you can take for a healthier, greener home and business!  Please contact me at for more information.



What we do…

We help businesses, from the single entrepreneur to medium size companies become lean and green, efficient and sustainable, save money and save the planet.  That’s the 30 second elevator pitch.

We will help you to identify and eliminate 10 different types of waste in your organization.  We will guide you on the path to going green or getting “greener”, and help you to get certified and recognized for what you are doing.

Part of our corporate vision statement is: “PM Perspective is a green conscious consulting organization, providing services to our clients that raise their environmental friendly practices and consciousness while increasing their bottom line.”

Yveatte is a natural born “tree-hugger” and has had a long time focus in her life on how to live in such a way as to consciously minimize negative impact on the planet and be a conscious and educated consumer.  I have had a growing awareness of my impact on the planet (and how it may affect my children) and spent many years in corporate America witnessing waste of all kinds.  As Yveatte focused on working for the environment, I focused on a vision of a more efficient way of doing everyday business.

Together we have developed Simple Lean & Green for Your Business. 

Simply put, we come in, share some info on the 10 types of waste, (we like to think of it as raising consciousness – our gift to the planet and you), and with you, think through how you might identify and eliminate these types of waste in your business.  We’ve taken the 7 types of waste identified in Lean methodology and put them together with the hot topic wastes of water, energy and trash.  You are the expert in your business – we can help you look at it from a different perspective where you may be able to reduce your consumption, whether it be material or incremental.  Save some money and help the planet too.

More and more consumers are choosing businesses that are “green”.  We’re not talking organic produce here, we mean “business”!  Any kind of business.  Would you like your office, practice, restaurant, gym, spa, salon, etc. to be considered green?  Of course!  Would you like to see where you are wasting time, space, energy, anything in your organization?  We help you to do that. 

We also love to do presentations for groups on Lean and Green in your business and your home.  If you belong to a group that needs a speaker on this topic, please contact us.

For more information, visit our website:

Introduction and Welcome!

First of all, welcome to our Simple Lean and Green blog!  We will use this blog to help our friends and partners keep up with us and get to know us a little better, and to share information that we feel is valuable.

Who are we?

Patricia Martineau is the “leaner” partner of PM Perspective Inc. and Simple Lean & Green. With a background in aviation technical operations, and systems and project management, Patricia witnessed much inefficiency throughout her career. She has always had a personal green consciousness and became fascinated with the business possibilities after studying Lean at the LAI (Lean Advancement Initiative) at MIT in Boston and then being exposed to the concepts of “Green IT”. Patricia saw the synergies, the potential, and the emerging market, and created the concept of “Simple Lean & Green” to increase the rewards of the growing green consciousness throughout the business community today, as well as a path for businesses to be more competitive through reducing wasteful practices. She is at the fore-front of the crowd, educating, leading, giving, and helping others help their own businesses save, give back, and thrive!

Patricia is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, acquired a PMP certification (Project Management Professional) in 2003, and has a Six Sigma Greenbelt and a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.

In addition to being the ‘greener’ partner at PM Perspective Inc. and Simple Lean & Green, Yveatte Rothermel works for the Florida Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization. At Florida Earth she coordinates educational programs focused on water issues in Florida. Previously Yveatte worked for Vayan, an interactive marketing and data solutions company in Boca Raton, FL, as the Human Resources & Recruiting Manager. In her five years at Vayan, Yveatte helped grow the company from ten to 50 employees, including full life cycle recruiting from entry to executive level positions. She also implemented benefits and performance management programs from the ground up, including an online performance tracking tool to automate functions for managing employee goals and activities. Previous to Vayan, Yveatte held roles at several internet startups, including Eggrock Partners and Breakaway Solutions, which were full service providers of e-solutions. While pursuing her Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management, Yveatte did a 15 month practicum at OSRAM FSL in Foshan, China where she worked as Assistant Personnel Manager in charge of all expatriate employees.

Yveatte has a BBA degree in International Business from Schiller International University (Heidelberg, Germany), a MIIM degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training (Brattleboro, VT) and studied Environmental Education at Florida Atlantic University.

Thank you for joining us on our adventure in Simple Lean & Green! We appreciate any feedback you give us.