Apollo Bay Eco YHA

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  • Apollo Bay Eco YHA and Sustainability

    Apollo Bay Eco 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:

    • Passive solar design with thermal storage banks throughout building
    • Solar hot water system with gas booster
    • Low energy lighting used within the hostel
    • Sensor activated lighting in common areas
    • Bathroom exhaust linked to lighting
    • Low energy electric heating
    • Computers turned off at night
    • Promotion of public transport
    • Participate in Earth Hour

    Waste Minimisation:

    • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas.
    • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges.
    • All Organic kitchen waste collected and composted on site through worm farms
    • Recycle waste from grease trap
    • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
    • On-site herb garden

    Water Saving Measures:

    • Rainwater tank on site used to water gardens
    • 5 star WELS rated taps and showers
    • Dual flush toilets and waterless urinal
    • Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage

    What is ECO Certification?

    The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.


    YHA and sustainability

    Sustainable Travel

    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.