2017 is designated by the UN as the Year of Sustainable Tourism Development, and raising awareness to its importance is a HI USA priority. Throughout the year, HI USA and its hostels will be hosting events, leading campaigns, sharing information, and uniting efforts across the country and around the world to make a measurable impact. Learn more
Leave Your Green Footprint
If we have a hostel there, we know the area inside and out. With many key attractions just a walk or bike ride from the hostel, a city can become quite easy to navigate without increasing your carbon footprint.
HI USA believes travel is just the first step in effecting positive social impact, a lifelong journey that can and should continue upon returning home. Download our online games and resources to inspire making a social impact post-travels by keeping that travel spirit alive.
QUIZ: How to Save the Planet Based on Your Travel Personality?
Discover your preferred travel style to learn things you can do before, during, and after your trip to be a more socially responsible traveler.
HI Impact Hostels
Our hostels embrace sustainable travel from the inside out. Each month we’re highlighting different hostel events, programs, and initiatives that make it easy to pack your impact.