YHA Pittwater Eco (Sydney) Groups

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Group Accommodation YHA Pittwater Eco (Sydney)

YHA Pittwater Eco is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and being a responsible community member through a mix of conservation, community support and sustainable practices and services.

We have recently installed a solar hot water system in order to help save CO2 emissions and to generate cleaner, renewable energy.


Other initiatives include:


Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Passive solar building with northerly aspect
  • Low energy lighting used within the hostel
  • Timer / sensor activated lighting in bathrooms and common areas
  • Computers turned off at night
  • Promotion of public transport
  • Free bike storage
  • Participate in Earth Hour


Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas, external areas and office areas.
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans and clothing.
  • All Organic kitchen waste collected and composted on site
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Participate in Clean Up Australia


Water Saving Measures:

  • Onsite rainwater tank supplies all water needs of the hostel
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage
  • Drought resistant gardens
  • Front loader washing machines


Social Sustainability:

  • Provide work experience for local students
  • Works with local education providers to
  • Sponsor local community groups and events e.g. Sailing Club, German International School
  • Organises volunteer weekends to undertake bush regeneration in the neighbouring National Park.
  • Promote low impact activities such as bushwalking, sailing, kayaking.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.