Dr. Anthony (Tony) Cortese
Second Nature was founded in Boston in 1993 by a small group of forward-thinking leaders including Cortese, Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA), Teresa Heinz Kerry and Bruce Droste. This group wanted to establish an organization dedicated to bringing about the change in society that is vital to the success and livelihood of every current and future living being: a change for a just and sustainable future. This multimillion dollar outreach and advocacy effort was created to catalyze such transformative change — change that would have universities produce students prepared for character and citizenship as well as commerce and career in the 21st century. Since 1993, their work has helped bring to life the elegant concept of Education for Sustainability (EFS) and expanding EFS into a national movement. This show is sponsored by the Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference.