Posts Tagged: sustainability

Newsletter

Bright Future Begins with Solar Array

by Kyle M. Belmont, Program & Outreach Coordinator At 47 acres, Star Island’s relatively small size is providing ample space to create a model for sustainable communities. Our most visible endeavor in this effort – a solar array – started operating on November 19, 2014. The project is designed to deliver up to 60% of… Read more >

Fundraising

What Your Support Has Provided

The generosity that makes Star Island thrive saw many milestones in 2014. Here’s a list of projects and accomplishments made possible by donations of time and money over this past year: The biggest operating gain in the history of the organization A grant from the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation supporting the restoration and re-dedication of… Read more >

Green Gosport Initiative

Star Island’s Gardens Grow

Celia Thaxter’s Appledore garden is probably the most well known of the plots out at the Isles of Shoals, but Star Island’s gardens are growing strong while supplementing staff and guest meals throughout the summer. This year, the gardens were tended to by sustainability intern Elspeth Pennell as well as numerous volunteers who helped from… Read more >

Green Gosport Initiative

Star Island’s Sustainable Summer

Summer 2014 has seen many developments towards a more sustainable Star Island. From simple changes to major overhauls, this has been a year of greening. From the start of the summer, Star Island has been operating with a number of habits already in place. For example, we rely on rain collection for a portion of… Read more >