Eco-Hostels in the US

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A brief look at Eco-Hostels in the US

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  • 1. Eco-Hostelsin theUnited States

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  • Conventional hostelling:
  • low cost
  • shared kitchen
  • dormitory-style sleeping is usually the
  • low-cost option

What is an Eco-Hostel? 3. What is an Eco-Hostel?

  • Eco hostelling:
  • Low footprint living and accommodation
  • Environmental awareness and education
  • Demonstration lifestyle skills and green
  • building techniques

4. Some hostellingorganizations are getting on board Greening the model: 5. HIs Seven Points forEco-Hostel values

  • 1. Energy Conservation
  • 2. Recycling
  • 3. Pollution
  • 4. Transport
  • 5. Nature
  • 6. Environmental Education
  • 7. Consumption

6. The Inn at the Farm Summertown, Tennessee 7. Hedonesia PahoaBig Island, Hawaii 8. Boston HI Hostel Boston, MA 9. Portland Hawthorne Hostel Portland, Oregon 10. Humboldt Bay Ecohostel & Sustainable Living Center Somoa, Humboldt County, California 11.

  • Humboldt Bay Eco-hostel: Draft Site Plan

12. Our Ratings

  • Appropedia: US Ecohostel Comparison
  • Our findings:
  • Not very many eco-hostels
  • Destination eco-hostels seem to offer greater benefit for education and immersion
  • Green-conventional hostels are good, too!