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Alice Springs YHA and Sustainability

Out in the bush, sustainability is more important than ever. From environmental initiatives to social and community engagement, here at Alice Springs YHA we’re proud to be a sustainable hostel.

  

YHA Sustainability - Energy

Energy reduction:

  • We’re powered by the Sun! Photo-voltaic system (solar panels) generate between 10-50% of our energy needs, with partial funding lead by YHA’s Sustainable Hostel Fund guest contributions.
  • Low energy and timed lighting: no need for lights on in empty rooms
  • All unused computers and monitors turned off at night
  • Promotion of public transport, the easiest way to be eco-friendly
YHA Sustainability - Waste

Waste minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers
  • Bulk-Buying our hostel products reduces a bunch of our packaging waste
YHA Sustainability - Water

Water Saving measures:

  • Our showers are 5 star! Well, WELS 5 stars for water efficiency. Our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency
  • Get educated with our signs encouraging guests to minimise water usage in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Hostel gardens are filled with drought resistant plants to not only save water, but look cute while they do 
YHA Sustainability - Social

Social sustainability:

  • We love our community, and partner with education providers to offer work experience to students each week
  • Community sponsorship for fundraising events across Alice Springs
  • Unclaimed lost property is donated to the Kallaringi Community Op-Shop

    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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