Despite its sinister history as a world-famous prison, no one’s stopping Alcatraz from becoming an innovative learning center for the latest in green technology. With its location in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz is perfectly positioned to play host to solar, wind, and tidal power. The new turn to green comes on its 100th birthday, and the National Park Service is putting a ton of its own resources into this prison-turned-tourist destination, making sure power, water, and even transportation to and from the island is entirely sustainable.

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  1. Inhabitat » SAN F... August 8, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    […] Francisco Bay’s islands are going green, first with the renovation of Alcatraz, and now with the major redevelopment of a completely sustainable city on Treasure Island. The […]

  2. WAFUNIF-Eastern Europe July 12, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Impressive project. What an opportunity to remodel ex-soviet prisons, camps and devastated military bases into something alike!) Instead of keeping traditional fear of the West, and wasting billions on nuclear techs, local Eastern European rulers must invest into green remodeling and promote international tourism, to make countries open, tourism sustainable, and cultures visible that means more understandable. Hope, common sence will overcome in my Belarus someday!)

  3. Floating Podium »... July 12, 2007 at 7:08 am

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