“At a time when some of the most beautiful places in the world are being destroyed by thoughtless developments that damage environments and deprive local people of their land, we believe the time is ripe to set a standard for a new type of development.

A development where the needs and desires of the local people are evenly balanced and integrated with environmental considerations and the needs and desires of visitors and investors.

In this case we believe that size does matter. In order to create a powerful catalyst for sustainable change we need a region that is large enough to house a diverse mix of sustainable businesses. Green regulations to make sure that sustainable building and development rules are adhered to. Integrated policy and planning from Government and the private sector, along with special support for the locals to to become stakeholders in and take advantage of the benefits this change will bring.

It is the mix and size of the sum of these ingredients that can create a new, powerful and dynamic platform for sustainable development. We now welcome both individuals and companies to become partners in our eco-regions along Alas Strait.”

John Higson, Co-Founder and Executive Director