Posts Tagged: sustainability

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 >

Green Gosport Initiative

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 >

Green Gosport Initiative

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 >

Green Gosport Initiative

Aluminum Cans Are Best for Star Island

by Jack Farrell, Island Manager and Director of Facilities Sustainability can happen with bold moves like solar installations and new water systems. But it also can happen through the little things that we do every day. We’re trying to work on both of these and we need your help. As part of the Green Gosport… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Summer 2014 Sustainability Internships

Your favorite color doesn’t have to be green, but that would be rather awesome. Star Island is looking for people to fill two new internships starting in 2014. Both internships will work under the auspices of the Green Gosport Initiative and interact with guests and staff to further develop our understanding of island systems, and… Read more >