Built on environmentalism and conservation, the Green Gosport Initiative is the latest program in Star Island’s long-running history of sustainability.
From the mundane—tearing up old sheets to make dust cloths—to the sophisticated reverse osmosis drinking water system, Star Island is a leader in conservation of natural resources. This commitment is reflected in every-day practices and major systems design and maintenance. Staff, volunteers, and guests take part in Star Island’s sustainable practices the minute they step onto the island.
With the Green Gosport Initiative, we aim to take Star Island to the next stage of sustainability and renewable energy by accomplishing these four main goals:
- To reduce our overall consumption of fossil fuels and our annual peak electricity load, including resources used for water production, waste treatment and transportation.
- To decrease the export of solid waste from Star Island.
- To spread education and awareness of our sustainable practices to staff, guests, and the surrounding community; and perpetuate environmentally responsible action.
- To establish Star Island as a regional leader in environmental practices, and as a destination for eco-tourism.