Setting a New Standard for Mindful Living
"We create communities that are built upon regenerative, ecological values to provide healthy lifestyles for the people who live there." Anthony Sblendorio, Mine Brook Farm visionary.
Anthony Sblendorio, a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of sustainable and regenerative design in New Jersey, is the founder of Back to Nature. The firm was created in 1994 with the purpose to focusing on ecologically inspired landscape architecture and design. The firm developed some of the first ecological/agricultural residential developments in New Jersey. Mr. Sblendorio and Back to Nature were the lead master planners for first LEED Gold certified building in the northeast and the first LEED Platinum building in the state.
In 2008, Mr. Sblendorio partnered with Joe Grano, former chairman and CEO of UBS/Paine Webber, and former NY Governor George Pataki to form Ecological. The company included both a Regenerative Land Development Design division and Comprehensive Sustainability Services division for existing real estate, primarily residential and commercial buildings. He served as the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of the firm until 2013, when the firm was acquired by Premier Alliance Group, a publicly traded company that provides a variety of services in energy, life science, and biotechnology.
Back to Nature Home & Garden was founded in 1994 by Anthony Sblendorio, a pioneer of the landscape world, whose designs elegantly integrate sustainability and regeneration.
Fresh out of Rutgers University Landscape Architecture program, Sblendorio saw how developers and landscapers were sabotaging outdoor spaces with a lack of concern for local history, wildlife or ecological impact. Sblendorio wanted Back to Nature to take a different approach – examining the land and how all of the elements worked in tandem. He knew that careful, thoughtful design would yield unique outdoor spaces – areas that could sustain and produce a regenerative environment while positively impacting the local wildlife, watershed, soil, and ecology.