Posts Categorized: Green Gosport Initiative

Attention Green Thumbs

Star Island is looking for volunteers for our end-of-season in the gardens! Located an hour’s boat ride from the mainland, Star Island has several gardens that could use your help as we harvest and maintain the gardens before the close of September. Volunteer tasks include routine maintenance, planting and crop rotation, irrigation lay-out and repair,… Read more >

Star Island’s Sustainability Featured on NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio recently visited Star Island to report on life out at the Isles of Shoals with particular attention to our sustainability efforts. Talking with Director of Facilities Jack Farrell, Environmental Services Manager Kristen Simard, and Island Engineer Marshall Frye, among others, the reporting goes in-depth into the systems that allow Star Island’s… Read more >

Sustainability Notes from Star Island

by Jack Farrell, Island Manager & Director of Facilities Fuel We have reduced the island diesel consumption from an annual average of 20,000 gallons to less than 15,000 (2013) through conservation and elimination of one boiler. We expect further reduction for 2014 with elimination of a second boiler and wasteful steam loop. Water Increased and… Read more >