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Sustainability

We're committed to environmental sustainability and responsible tourism. Operating in a sustainable way is a way of thinking for all our staff, and we encourage our guests to think about it too.

YHA New Zealand was founded on a love and appreciation for the outdoors, and we're proud to live in a beautiful part of the planet. That's why we're doing the right thing when it comes to the environment.

Read on for our environmental sustainability initiatives and how you can travel responsibly to put the climate first.

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carboNZero Certified

Our journey to being carbon neutral

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Sustainable Hostels

How we reduce our environmental impact

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Community Projects

YHA in our local communities

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Travel Responsibly

How to reduce your environmental impact

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Calculate Emissions

What do your travel emissions add up to?

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Offset your Carbon

Contribute to our Green Footprint Project

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Environmental Policy

Practising triple bottom line reporting

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Our Mission and Values

Defining the way we work

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YHA Today

A network of 35+ quality hostels

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