On Wednesday, February 26th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Palm Beach Post will be hosting an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and great discussion about conservation. Mr. Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners and former NFL player, will be speaking to attendees about his plan to build a solar-powered city, Babcock Ranch, in Southwest Florida.
Kitson purchased the historic Babcock Ranch, a massive estate encompassing over 92,000 acres, in 2006. 80% of the land, around 73,000 acres within Charlotte and Lee counties, has been given to the State of Florida as a designated nature preserve. This is the largest single land preservation agreement in the history of the State of Florida.
On the rest of the land, Mr. Kitson plans to build a sustainable, environmentally friendly community for residents who are looking to sustainably live amidst Florida’s natural beauty. Mr. Kitson will also be discussing how you can ‘go green’ in your everyday life and how small changes make a big difference.
The cost for the evening is $20 and space is limited so registration is required. Cocktails and food will be included.
Date: Wednesday, February 26th
Place: Palm Beach Zoo, Tropics Café
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
To register or find out more about this event click here.
Sounds like an interesting talk and a pretty good land conservation deal. Hopefully, they’ll use traditional neighborhood design, which is really the “original green”, in the development of these neighborhoods.