by Michael dEstries
Categories: Home.

snipshot_cp167gd7s8nm.jpgWe’re all for just leaving islands the hell alone, but if you’ve absolutely got to make a buck (and let’s be honest, Richard Branson is probably hurting for cash), then why not make that money even greener with some eco-friendly developments?

Thankfully, Branson is in agreement. His new purchase, the unfortunately named ‘Mosquito Island’, is 124 acres of Caribbean beauty only 1 mile away from another Branson celebrity retreat, Necker Island. Branson intends for his latest purchase to serve as an eco-friendly example to the rest of the resorts out there (pay attention, Leo!). From the article,

“Plans are in the works for the resort to be environmentally-savvy: the resort will be powered by renewable energy sources (wind, wave, and solar power); the Balinese style guest buildings will be built from sustainable materials; electric buggies will serve as the transportation”

Nice, right? Think he’ll spring for us to review his progress? We’ll be there for pure journalistic purposes only. Honestly. Marketing folks will be relived to know that the island was named for the Indian tribe, and not the lovely insect.  I’d bring a net just in case….

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

View all posts by Michael dEstries →