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A look back at HI’s sustainability projects

Here’s an overview of some of our past and on-going projects from around the world.

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Happy Earth Day to all our hostellers

It’s Earth Day so HI’s sustainability manager, Brianda, shares what it means for our organisation.

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HI hostels are taking part in Earth Hour, are you?

Join the Mexican wave of worldwide blackout and challenge your friends and family to go beyond the hour. Think of actions that could reduce your environmental footprint as together we can make a change and create a brighter future for our planet. Here are just a few of the things that are happening in the HI world in support of Earth Hour 2014.

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Your actions count; Be a responsible traveller

If you are one of the more than 1 billion tourists who are travelling the globe every year then YOU have the power to make a difference.

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HI-USA gets in STEP with sustainability

Find out more about HI-USA winning third prize in Hostelling International’s Sustainability Fund 2013.

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As Corcerizas dream comes true

A hostel’s dream of being totally self-sufficient is in the pipeline after As Corcerizas won the second prize and £24,800 in the Hostelling International Sustainability Fund 2013.

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Boiler boost for Pen-y-Pass

Find out more about Pen-y-Pass’s spectacular HI 2013 Sustainability Fund win.

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Announcing the winners of the HI Sustainability Fund 2013

Hostelling International are thrilled to announce the winners of the HI 2013 Sustainability Fund.

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7 things NOT to pack for your hostel stay

Whether you’re at a small, intimate hostel or one with hundreds of beds, space is valuable. If you’re staying in hostels, you should pack light so that you can always be ready for the next adventure. Do your bit to be a good room-mate and keep your belongings in your area, not spread all around the room. Below are seven items you can safely leave at home. I’ve made the mistake of bringing all of them. Now I can confidently tell you that you DON’T need them.

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HI 2013 Sustainability Fund

In April 2012, the HISF (Hostelling International Sustainability Fund) was launched to help hostels reduce their CO2 emissions. We couldn’t have done this without the generous donations we’ve received from travellers booking on hihostels.com. Since it’s you that’s raised the money, we want it to be you that chooses which hostels receive the fund. 15 projects have applied for a grant from the HISF and now is the time to vote.

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