In recent years accommodation providers and travelers alike are becoming more concerned with the impact of traveling on both the physical and social environment and making a conscious effort to reduce this impact by making more eco-friendly choices.
Through the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE would like to recognize the organization we feel is doing the most to reduce their environmental impact and make “ green travel” an important part of their operational activities and encourage others to follow suit.
The STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award – 2012
STAY WYSE the 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 ambitious targets, and has contributed towards environmental sustainability beyond the hostel in numerous other ways.
The shortlisted organisations are:
- Almaa Sintra Hostel, Portugal
- Betws Eco Lodge, UK
- Center for Cultural Interchange, USA
- Habitat HQ, Australia (2012 Winner)
- 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.
The STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award – 2011
STAY WYSE, the association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has announces the shortlist for Green Initiative Award.
The award will recognize the youth accommodation provider that is making the greatest efforts to ensure that its operating practices promote environmentally friendly and sustainable travel around the world.
- Backpacker Villa Sonnenhof
- Tim’s Place
- Hotel Arya Niwas
- Sydney Harbour YHA (2011 Winner)
- Grupo Natura