Thursday, February 5, 2009

World's Greenest Eco-resort In Our Backyard

California is reputed for its trailblazing initiatives when it comes to the environment -- by U.S. standards, anyway.
Monterey Bay Shores -- a few hours' drive up the coast -- is a case in point. Inhabitat reports that this soon-to-break-ground project plans to convert a desolate disused sand mine into a thriving environmental preserve and eco-resort. "The development boasts an impressive list of green design elements and is working towards LEED Platinum certification," they write. "It might be the most environmentally friendly resort in the U.S., and possibly the world."

As Inhabitat reminds us, "eco-resort" usually means flying to far-away, exotic locales, but this project might turn out to be the perfect escape, and feel-good, green thrill for locals. More here.