Thursday, July 3, 2008
Sir Richard Branson plans to turn the uninhabited Mosquito Island in the British Virgin Islands into the world's most eco-friendly resort. His vision includes harnessing all necessary power from wind and sun, use of biofueled vehicles, use of cool thermal airflows instead of air conditioning, and an organic orchard. The proposal is currently under review by the British Virgin Islands' planning department.
Branson also plans to start Virgin Green Owls in August, an eco-consulting firm to assist governments and corporations in becoming more environmentally-friendly.