Alice Springs YHA

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Alice Springs YHA and Sustainability

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

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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