In 2012, Larry Ellison purchased 98 percent of Lāna‘i from Castle & Cooke, Inc. His vision: to establish Lāna‘i as an island powered by solar energy, where electric cars would replace gasoline-powered, and seawater would be transformed into fresh water and used to sustain a new organic farming industry that would feed the island and supply produce for export.
Now with the climate change and all, this is a place I could live out my life in. And I don't know of any other like it.
Check out the new website that draws you immediately in with copy:
"Imagine an island...where people wave as they pass each other on the road. Where small town values and sense of community still thrive. Once a plantation island, then a resort island, the Hawaiian Island of Lāna‘i is again being redefined. This time its residents will help shape its future, enabled by an ambitious vision of Lāna‘i as a sustainable community."