STAY WYSE the sector association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has announced the shortlist for the Green Initiative Award 2012.
The award recognizes the youth travel accommodation provider making the greatest efforts to ensure that its operating practices promote environmentally friendly and sustainable travel around the world.
Last year the award went to Sydney Harbour YHA for its impressive dedication to combat carbon emissions and make efficient use of water and electricity, while reducing waste. Sydney Harbour YHA has had ambitious targets, and has contributed towards environmental sustainability beyond the hostel in numerous other ways.
The shortlisted organisations for this year are:
- Almaa Sintra Hostel, Portugal
- Betws Eco Lodge, UK
- Center for Cultural Interchange, USA
- Habitat HQ, Australia
- Swiss Youth Hostel Association, Switzerland
- Tim’s Place, Australia
- The Whistler, Canada
The winners will be chosen by the STAY WYSE board members and the award will be given out at the Industry Award Luncheon on September 21st, at the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in San Diego.