Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA

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Halls Gap - Grampians Eco YHA and Sustainability

Grampians 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 Conservation

  • Low energy lighting used within the hostel
  • Solar hot water system with an electrical boost
  • Bathroom exhaust automated on a variable speed fan
  • Promotion of public transport
  • Free bike storage
  • Participation in Earth Hour

 

Waste Minimisation

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, external areas and office areas
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries and printer cartridges
  • Lost property donated to local op shop
  • All organic kitchen waste collected and composted on site and fed to the on-site chicken farm
  • Rainwater tank and grey-water recycling on site used to flush toilets
  • 4 star WELS rated taps and showers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Native gardens with drought tolerant plants to provide shelter and food for local wildlife

 

Social Sustainability

  • Collect donations for local wildlife centre
  • Member of local tourism organisation and provide property tours to local tourism and hospitality students

 

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.

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