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Alice Springs 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:


Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:


Photo-voltaic system generating between 10-50% of the properties energy needs – installation costs partly funded by YHA’s Sustainable Hostel Fund guest contributions.
Low energy lighting in some areas of the property
Motion activated lighting in bathrooms and common areas
Air-conditioning under master control by reception
Bathroom exhaust system only operates when bathroom lighting activated
All unused computers and monitors turned off at night
Promote public transport


Waste Minimisation:


Recycling stations in kitchens and external areas.
Recycle glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans and printer cartridges
Reduce packaging by buying in bulk
Use partially recycled paper in the office


Water Saving measures:


5 star WELS rated showers
Dual flush toilets (3/6 litre)
Signs encouraging guests to minimise water usage in bathrooms and kitchens
Drought resistant planting in gardens


Social Sustainability:


Work experience is offered weekly to special education students
Partner with local education providers
Sponsor local community groups and events such as Rotary for the Henley on Todd regatta
Unclaimed lost property is donated to the Kallaringi community opportunity shop

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

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