Sustainability has to be learned.
Certainly our rhenish Eco/Youth Hostels are first at all open and friendly guesthouses, but inspiring learning- and experience centers as well. Here we are generating a relaxed learning milieu, and are trying to place ecological and social didactic impulses for our guests and employees. Either family holiday, school trip or group tour- one has to undergo sustainability!
The Eco/Youth Hostels in the Rhineland are convinced that economic acting always have to take place in terms of sustainability- in fact in every sector.
These are our claims
3.efficient energy use
4.environmental- and leisure pedagogical programme offer
5.customer orientation and target-group-specification
7.economic management and a solidly quality development concept
This is what you can expect!
-environmental pedagogical programmes and concepts
-an on-site pedagogical skilled employee
-no re-usage of PVC, tropical timber, biocides
-no chlorinated or phosphatic detergents
-no heavy duty detergents
-an annual carbon and energy footprint, transparent for the guests
-one third of the food is coming from the region
-20% of the food is coming from ecological farming ( this has to be reached into 3 years after approval as an Eco/Youth Hostel)
-no portion- and non-returnable beverage packaging
-sorting of reusable material
-usage of recycling-paper
-annual quality-check ( strong and weak points analysis)
-regular appearance at meetings of the Eco/Youth Hostels
-creation of a development plan