“Un-Belize-able!” At least that’s what you’ll say when you get a gander at the plans for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Eco-Friendly resort off the coast of Belize.
Ever the concerned environmentalist, Leo has been a busy boy this year; testifying at the United Nations about climate change; producing a National Geographic documentary, “Before The Flood”; and of course, (finally) winning his Oscar. And all the while, homeboy has been helping to design an eco-friendly getaway on a private island off of the coast of Belize. As per Business Insider:
“DiCaprio is helping design a new resort called ‘Blackadore Caye, A Restorative Island.’ Slated to open in late 2018, it will be located on a small island off the coast of Belize. Blackadore Caye will feature 36 resort bungalows and 36 estate homes, all of which will be powered by 100% renewable energy harvested from solar panels. Rainwater will be collected and filtered on-site and combined with solar-powered desalinization devices to meet the resort’s water needs.”
Ever since I went to see Titanic in fifth grade, I’ve had a thing for Leo that’s only grown with time. The thought of being on Leo’s private island, sipping frosty drinks, frolicking in tropical waters, debating if Jack could have fit on the door? (Um, he could have. Don’t even.) Yes, please. Sign. Me. Up. Business Insider also stated:
“All of the energy-efficient buildings are being designed to capture breezes and keep out heat from the sun. Both human and food waste will be treated on site and composted when possible to improve the island’s topsoil.
There will also be a strict list of items and technologies not permitted on the island. All recreational vehicles (boats, cars, scooters, etc) will have to use clean energy, and guests will be forbidden from bringing non-reusable plastic water bottles.
The food served to resort-goers will be organic and locally sourced — the developers plan to partner with local fisherman and farmers to stock the kitchen. Some greens and produce will also be grown hydroponically on-site.”
Hydroponically grown on site? I’ve seen the video of Leo dancing at Coachella, and I’ve always thought he was into hydroponically grown substances. Regardless, you have to figure that parties at Blackadore Caye are going to be pretty fucking great. We’ve all seen pictures of Leo’s yacht parties before… now he has an island. I can even live with some of the other restrictions on the island. No plastic bottles? Yeah, I can hang with that. I would even consider composting my doo-doos for Leo.
But then just as I was packing my bags to hang out with my main man-bunned man, I checked the price tag: apparently, the villas start at a cool $5 million and top off at $15 million. Wow. I guess saving the Earth doesn’t come cheap. But that’s okay. I’ll get to DiCaprio another way – my heart will go on. .
[via Business Insider]
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