The Stewart Island Project is really beginning to take off with our marketing campaign kicking in. Our new logo has been launched on the website and will now be used on any products associated with the campaign. We feel it captures the essence of the project - it's about providing for future generations of New Zealanders, enabling them to learn about Stewart Island's natural wild life, and most importantly it is a green project.
Sustainability is central to YHA as an organisation - in how we run our hostels - all waste is recycled and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint right across the board.
The Stewart Island Project will lead the way as a new hostel integrating sustainable systems into how it operates and as much as possible how it is built.
For school kids staying at the hostel they will learn how to recycle and use systems which are dedicated to sustainable living.
It's all so exciting!
The other big event coming up for fundraising for Stewart Island is Ride for Rakiura - a sponsored bike ride from Wellington to our AGM in Rotorua.
I'll fill you in on all the details in my next blog, but it will be lots of fun and something everyone can get involved in.
Don't forget to go to the YHA home page and click on the Stewart Island logo to go to our page for updates.