This edition of the DomesticFuel Cast… and yes, we have returned on a regular basis… we look at Destiny, Florida… a community striving to be the nation’s first eco-sustainable city.
We talked to Roz Gatewood, the Vice President of Business Development for the 41,000-acre community founded in 2005 in South Central Florida… less than an hour from the attractions of Orlando and Disney World and less than a day’s drive from anywhere in the Southeastern United States.
She explains Destiny was founded by South Florida land developer Anthony V. Pugliese, III and Fred DeLuca, co-founder of Subway restaurants based on the principles of being sustainable on an agricultural, environmental and economical basis. When it is fully operational, the city will operate an energy park that produces power from biodiesel, ethanol, solar and wind sources for companies that contribute to sustainable industries, such as building solar panels. In fact, she says they hope there will be 16,000 green tech jobs in the city one day.
It’s a fascinating concept, and I think you’ll be interested in what she has to say. You can check it out here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/domesticfuel/DFCast-2-26-09.mp3]
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