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Eco-Hostels in the US

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A brief look at Eco-Hostels in the US

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Eco-Hostels in the US

  1. 1. Eco-Hostels in the United States
  2. 2. <ul><li>Conventional hostelling: </li></ul><ul><li>low cost </li></ul><ul><li>shared kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>dormitory-style sleeping is usually the </li></ul><ul><li>low-cost option </li></ul>What is an Eco-Hostel?
  3. 3. What is an Eco-Hostel? <ul><li>Eco hostelling: </li></ul><ul><li>Low footprint living and accommodation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental awareness and education </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration lifestyle skills and green </li></ul><ul><li> building techniques </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some hostelling organizations are getting on board… Greening the model:
  5. 5. HI’s Seven Points for Eco-Hostel values <ul><li>1. Energy Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>2. Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>3. Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>4. Transport </li></ul><ul><li>5. Nature </li></ul><ul><li>6. Environmental Education </li></ul><ul><li>7. Consumption </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Inn at the Farm Summertown, Tennessee
  7. 7. Hedonesia Pahoa Big Island, Hawaii
  8. 8. Boston HI Hostel Boston, MA
  9. 9. Portland Hawthorne Hostel Portland, Oregon
  10. 10. Humboldt Bay Ecohostel & Sustainable Living Center Somoa, Humboldt County, California
  11. 11. <ul><li>Humboldt Bay Eco-hostel: Draft Site Plan </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our Ratings <ul><li>Appropedia: US Ecohostel Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Our findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Not very many eco-hostels </li></ul><ul><li>Destination eco-hostels seem to offer greater benefit for education and immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Green-conventional hostels are good, too! </li></ul>

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