David Green (1961-2013) was an entrepreneur, charity fundraiser and all round mover-and-shaker, who believed absolutely in a vision to create a better future – an Eco-Island.
At the heart of his vision was the plan to power Isle of Wight homes and businesses on 100% renewable energy as a model for the world. To prove it was possible to deliver energy independence and a low carbon economy, through a combination of solar, small wind, geothermal, tidal and waste-to-energy sources.
David was a man of phenomenal energy, charm and ability. Of course he stepped on toes and had detractors, as anyone who isn’t content with the status quo will inevitably find. But he was a unique individual who lived by his principles and ideals.
As a founding member of Future Solent (which has become Future South), Future South often remember him at board meetings, and continue to strive to achieve some of what he envisioned.