News : Star Island Embraces the Sun

Jul 2, 2012

Published in the Exeter Patch

By Jim Cavan

For a piece of sea-bound land temporarily called home just a few months out of the year, Star Island would seem an unlikely place for “green” to take permanent hold – why with a lone, albeit beautiful hotel, and a smattering of centuries old houses and cottages to its name.

Lately, however, the second largest – and most frequented – of New Hampshire’s Isles of Shoals has sought to prove that improved amenities and sustainability-minded practices need not be mutually exclusive.

Earlier this month the Star Island Family Conference and Retreat Center officially put online the island’s alternative energy cornerstone, in the form of a solar hot water system for the village’s 19th century cottage.

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