Interpret Our Environment

HI-USA seeks to help travelers interpret their environment through meaningful, low-impact travel using hostels, and focus on the conservation and interpretation of the built and natural environment. These include:

  • Programs – HI-USA offers hostel-based programs that encourage environmental awareness. The programs introduce young people ages 10-18 to the excitement of the natural world. Program activities often can be tailored to classroom curricula. Find out more.
  • Quality Standards – All HI-USA hostels are annually inspected for comfort, cleanliness, privacy, security and welcome. One element of the evaluation is environmental practices. Hostels are evaluated for practices such as recycling, weatherproofing, water saving devices, energy efficient lighting and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Find out more.

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