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Yamba YHA and Sustainability


Yamba YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and being a responsible community member through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services.  Initiatives include:


Water saving measures:

Signage throughout the Hostel promoting water & energy conservation

Dual-flush toilets 

Prefered use of front-loader washing machines

Refillable water bottles available for purchase


Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

Solar panels generating power for the hostel funded by the Sustainable Hostels Fund 

LED lights throughout the hostel

Sensor-activated lighting in bathrooms

Opted-in to Green Energy from electricity supplier

Signage throughout the Hostel promoting water & energy conservation

Carbon-offset work-related flights

Offer free bike hire

Promote public transport to guests and staff


Waste Minimisation:

Co-Mingled recycling system in use  (paper, glass, plastics, aluminum)

Recycling bins availble in common areas, kitchen, office and external areas 

Use organic waste for an onsite worm farm 


Social Sustainability

Participation in Earth Hour and Clean Up Australia Day 

Fundraising collection point for Farmers Drought Relief and local charities, schools and sporting groups

Provide work experience for students 

Member of the local Chamber of Commerce

Did you know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

How can you help?

Each time you book a bed online, you can choose to contribute $1 towards the Sustainable Hostel Fund.
By going green with YHA, you can help us turn our existing properties into eco-friendly hostels and be greenest hostel network in Australia.


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