Tony C. Anderson, never one for environmental reticence, grounds himself with a professional, societal, and spiritual guiding philosophy that “all human institutions, man-made or natural, MUST align to the frequency or prana of ‘sustainability.’”
As a social entrepreneur, sustainability nonprofit consultant and recent Compton Mentor Fellow with the Compton Foundation, Tony heeded that call and is party to over 15 environmental-focused programs, initiatives and/or organization charters. He began his work with co-founder Marcus Penny, as a student, by championing the work of environmental justice through campus level dialogues and actions thru the formation of SEeED, The Let’s Raise a Million Project (LRAM), and the Applied Mentorship Program for Sustainability (AMPS). Through this work, they have retrofitted over 50,000 energy efficient light bulbs, water conservation kits and low flow toilets by canvassing low-income neighborhoods door-to-door; a realized savings of over $7.1 million. Using these energy saving solutions as a tactic to “engage communities of modest means where they are” he has been championed by President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative University as well as Campus Progress, Energy Action Coalition, the National Wildlife Federation, Green For All, Captain Planet Foundation, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and Sustainable Atlanta. Tony has been featured by multiple media outlets including local news-WABE 90.1FM, WSBTV-Channel 2, Creative Loafing—and those with national reach—the Online News Hour with Jim Lehrer, 1000 Voices Archives, Black Enterprise and CNN.
Tony holds a BA in Philosophy of Political Science from Morehouse College and now is the Senior Managing Partner for The Prana Group, a management entity and sustainability consulting firm.