Target: Ecoisland Founder and Chief Executive Officer David Green
Goal: Commend Ecoisland’s efforts to turn Britain’s Isle of Wight into a self-sustaining oasis of renewable energy.
Over the past decade, efforts in environmental stewardship have increased exponentially. Now being green, clean, and using renewable and sustainable energy sources are ways of life. More and more organizations are bending to the demands for efficient and unpolluted products, leading to a surge in green technologies and sustainable farming techniques. Such awareness and effort is truly commendable and has sparked impressive energy projects all over the world: one of the most recent being David Green’s Ecoisland project on Britain’s Isle of Wight. Within the past year, the Ecoisland project has become world-renowned due to its goal to make the small island a self-sufficient haven of renewable energy by 2020. Such prowess and devotion to environmental health is truly a praiseworthy cause that deserves applause and recognition.
The inspiration for project Ecoisland came to Green through his connection with local boatmen. Having lived on the Isle of Wight since 1984 and being active in the sailing yachting, and watersports arena, Green was affluent with the lifestyle and became inspired by its self-sufficiency. Folks who lived in boats for weeks or months at a time had to be self-sustaining; a feat that was fairly simple to achieve. Green took this way of life and ran with it. Now his Ecoisland project encourages sustainable food and water initiatives, recycling programs, and has developed a strong renewable energy agenda which uses solar, tidal, waste, geothermal, and wind energies. Ideally, the goal is to generate enough renewable energy to sell some to the mainland.
Although such a vision is grand, the support behind Green and Ecoisland is immense. The project has already attracted 70 corporate partners, including the high-profile companies of Toyota, IBM, and Toshiba, all of which are eager to test their green innovations in real-world scenarios. As Green explains, “soon after we launched, many companies were asking, ‘Can we come and play in your playground?’” And such playmates are much needed.
Because Ecoisland is a Community Interest Company, it is categorized as a nonprofit, social enterprise that cannot receive government funding or charitable donations. So, instead of relying on money, Ecoisland must rely on major corporate partners and team up with those who will contribute pro bono consulting and research/development work. To date, Ecoisland has received over $3 million in such ventures and partnerships. And with such generosity, David Green’s Ecoisland is well on its way to becoming the leader in green and renewable energy, and deserves a huge round of applause for its conservative efforts.
Dear David Green of Ecoisland,
We applaud the goals set forth by your Ecoisland project to turn the Isle of Wight into a self-sufficient oasis of renewable energy and conservation. The wastes of the world are staggering and truly damaging to nature and our communities. Therefore, turning an entire island into a beacon of green, clean, and sustainable living sets the stage for real change and education in environmental stewardship.
You are showing that people and even large corporations can work together to build a better world. The partnerships Ecoisland has established are truly commendable and impressive, and illustrate how even money-hungry companies can introduce some good in the community.
Thank you for your efforts to create a self-sustaining, renewable energy-based island oasis.
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