Anthony Cortese is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network, which works to foster sustainable investing, and was the founder of Second Nature, an advocacy organization for a just and sustainable society through higher education. Among other accomplishments, he organized a pact among 685 colleges and universities that committed them to becoming carbon neutral in operations and to educating their students in issues of sustainability. Previously, he worked for the US EPA and served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He was the first Dean of Environmental Programs at Tufts University and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Green Mountain College. He holds a BS and MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Tufts and an ScD in Environmental Health Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Towards a Sustainable University
Countless universities are exploring ways of incorporating sustainability into their curriculum, research, and practice. The Arizona State University experiment described in Designing the New American University has been at the cutting edge. But does it go far enough?