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19th October 2022
Displayed in its most authentic, natural state, the four-part series shares direct insight from the team behind the scenes, into the many ways in which Necker Island is continuing its commitment to creating a truly unique, wholly sustainable, conservation haven for animals and people alike.
“If you’re lucky enough to be in a position where you are known around the world, for one reason or another, it’s incredibly important to set a good example to others.” – Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson kicks off the series today, by sharing an overview of his island home, https://youtu.be/EMcYJr1r1-w – most recognised for its crystal-clear waters, world-class food and hyper-personalised service – before a further three videos will delve into three areas in which the island is driving change both on island and within the wider Caribbean community, including wildlife, renewable energy and food.
Committed to ensuring the island and wider BVI continues to thrive for years to come, each video will shine a light on the various ways the island is and intends to continue making strides in the sustainability space and highlight the need for good leadership, now more than ever.
Renewable Energy – 1st November 2022
Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma in 2017, the island underwent an extensive rebuild, which included the installation of three giant wind turbines, which, combined with a solar farm of over 1,230 solar panels, enables the island to run at up to 100% renewable energy. With a goal of eliminating fossil fuel consumption and achieving net zero by 2030, this is just a starting point, and part of a wider sustainability effort island-wide; from an extensive recycling programme to collecting and repurposing hundreds of gallons of water for irrigation.
Food Miles – 15th November 2022
With a goal of becoming the most sustainable island in the world, Necker’s chefs are driving change both inside and outside of the kitchen, challenging themselves to think creatively at all times. This includes everything from sourcing food locally in order to reduce food miles, to growing and producing as much food in the islands farm and vegetable gardens as possible. It is a passion and a priority to not only celebrate but sustain the BVI, and it is this passion that guests experience first-hand at each and every meal.
Wildlife and Conservation – 29th November 2022
Providing 74 acres of unspoiled natural beauty, Necker is the most biodiverse island in the BVI and home to over 140 species of animals – 70% of which are facing extinction around the world. Passionately talked about by the island’s Wildlife Conservation Manager, viewers can learn more about the ways in which the island cares for its animal friends, and how it has become a habitat and natural breeding ground for some of the world’s rarest animals; from giant tortoises, lizards, flamingos, and other endangered species including rare Madagascan Lemurs.
View the full series once launched here: Creating A Better Future
For further information please contact:
Naomi Moreno-Melgar firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0468
Caroline Sheffield email@example.com
Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0472
Notes to Editors:
About Virgin Limited Edition:
Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island and Moskito Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca. Please visit www.virginlimitededition.com for more details.
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