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Oracle CEO to Create an Eco-Laboratory Island in Hawaii

lanai.jpg.492x0 q85 crop smart 300x225 Oracle CEO to Create an Eco Laboratory Island in HawaiiA sustainable paradise is about to emerge on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, thanks to Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. He is planning to invest $500 million in organic farms, solar power plants and electric cars, pleasing the 3,000 residents who are not aware of what is happening.

Ellison intends to power the electric utility with solar panels, while the water utility will use solar thermal systems to convert sea water into fresh water. He also plans to build organic farms where the produce will be exported to Japan and elsewhere.

He wants to fully support the local people and help them start their new business in this direction. The picture will be completed by adding electric cars to turning the island into a sustainable eco-laboratory.

Many people are a little skeptical about his idea, especially considering that the local community heard about these plans from the interview he gave for the national TV channel. It is very possible that Lanai’s residents are not willing to adjust to the new rules, and open discussion may be needed.

Nevertheless, thumbs up for Ellison, who is willing to invest $41 billion into greening up the island.

Via: Treehugger


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Mila is a researcher and scientist with a great passion for soils, rocks, plants, water and all environment-related aspects of our surroundings. For the past 10 years, during the course of her educational and professional development, she travelled all over Europe, Africa and Asia, driven by her passion for the environment and urge to seek challenges.

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