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Airlie Beach YHA, Whitsundays

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Airlie Beach YHA, Whitsundays and Sustainability

Airlie Beach YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices. Our initiatives cover reducing energy and gas emissions, minimising waste and saving water. 

 Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel 
  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel 
  • Bathroom exhaust operated only when required
  • All unused computers and monitors turned off at night 
  • Participate in annual Earth Hour event
  • Promote the use of public transport  

Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, lift landings and office areas 
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges 
  • Have a dedicated area for guests to leave things they don’t need but other people might 
  • Use recycled paper in hostel office 
  • Sell refillable water bottles and fabric shopping bags 

 Water Saving Measures:

  • Water efficient taps and showers (3 star WELS rating) 
  •  Dual flush toilets  
  •  Signage in bathrooms encouraging guests to minimise water usage 
  •  Drought resistant planting in gardens 

You can help us to reduce your environmental footprint when travelling too!

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