Vote for your favourite project now: HISF2020

Last modified on February 21st, 2020 at 1:32 pm

February 13, 2020
Erin Gleeson

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What is the HI Sustainability Fund

The Hostelling International Sustainability Fund (HISF) was initiated in 2013 as a step to facilitate the implementation of the HI Sustainability Charter (2010).

HISF encourages participation of HI hostels across the network in contributing to reducing carbon emissions and advancing sustainable developments and initiatives. Its goal, to promote a sustainable mindset across HI’s key stakeholders; our member associations, global community of travellers and partners, while progressing towards achieving carbon neutrality across our diverse network.

Through donations, HISF provides our guests with the opportunity to offset their overnights and reduce the carbon footprint of their stay.

Over 600 tonnes of Carbon are offset annually through projects awarded by the fund.

Find out more here

Why Vote

As the HISF is sustained by the generosity of conscientious travellers that have donated to the fund through our booking platform, we believe that you should have the right to decide which projects will be granted the HI Sustainability Fund for 2020.

Over £161,000 has been raised to date, supporting 19 projects across the HI network

Click here to read more about previous HISF winners

The total amount generated by the fund this year is £12,760 GBP this will be divided equally amongst the top three projects

The Projects

Click below to find out more about the 6 projects up for funding this year.

Read though each and vote for your top two.

HI Canada: Solar Power Installation at HI Beauty Creek
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HI Beauty Creek is one of ten wilderness hostels in the Canadian Rockies, and the only one of our off grid hostels without a renewable energy source. This project will allow us to build on our current in-house expertise and expand our capacity in maintaining these small solar projects in remote locations.

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The areas this project contributes towards
HI USA: HI Impact
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Our Project, HI IMPACT 2020, will empower HI USA staff to be better global stewards by challenging them to a 30-day campaign to improve their impact while inspiring others along the journey.

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The areas this project contributes towards
YHA India: Rooftop Solar Installation
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The main objective of the project is to reduce the overall load of electricity from the main grid of Mysuru city and to contribute the generated excess renewable energy back to the main grid along with a reduction in the amount of monthly bill in terms of electricity.

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The areas this project contributes towards
HI Israel: Moving from gas use to a VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system
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The main purpose of this VRF system is to reduce our footprint load through minimising gas emissions to the atmosphere and to make the processes of heating and cooling the hostel more effective.

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The areas this project contributes towards
REAJ: Spain Building Energy
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This project aims to recover an outdoor terrace space to use as an educational and exchange space around urban agriculture, sustainable bioconstruction methods and the use of renewable energy.

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The areas this project contributes towards
HI Brazil: Say HI to Sun
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The project aims to reduce the energy demand from the national hydro power grid to on-site systems that uses a renewable energy source.

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The areas this project contributes towards

Make your vote count!

Over 60,000 unique public votes have been collected since 2013, helping us to decide which projects to award.

There is only one submission per voter, so make sure you make yours count!

Voting closes May 1, 17:00 BST… so

If you would like to help us contribute towards a sustainable future

All donations go directly into funding the HISF and sustainable projects throughout the HI network.

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