Adelaide Central YHA

  • Sustainability

    Adelaide Central YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services. Initiatives include:  

    •  Energy/Greenhouse gas reduction:
    •  Solar hot water system with gas booster (partially funded by guest contributions to the Hostel Sustainability Fund)
    •  Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel
    •  Motion sensor lighting in bathrooms
    •  Air-conditioning controlled at reception and activated for only parts of the day
    •  Bathroom exhaust linked to lighting
    •  All unused computers and monitors turned off
    •  Promotion of public transport
    •  Bike rental with free bike storage
    •  Participate in Earth Hour

    Water Saving measures:

    •  4 star WELS rated taps and showers
    •  Dual flush toilets 
    •  Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage
    •  Front loader washing machines
    •  Waste Minimisation:
    •  Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas.
    •  Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, clothing, batteries and printer cartridges.
    •  Organic waste collected for recycling offsite 
    •  Use recycled paper in office
    •  Sell fabric shopping bags 

    Social Sustainability:

    •  Provide work experience opportunities
    •  Collect donations for various charities
    •  Member of local and state tourism organisation