Since April 2012, Hostelling International (HI) offers its guests the option, currently offered in 13 countries, of compensation when booking overnight stays. myclimate is reviewing hostels in 10 more countries and will then launch the option at those hostels too. All contributions will then flow to three international myclimate Gold Standard Projects in Peru, China and Malawi. HI also adds a donation of 0.10 GBP per night for its own sustainability fund, which finances internal climate protection activities.
The model is the same one that the Swiss Youth Hostels have practised successfully for several years. We are very pleased to have inspired an international youth hostel organisation to follow this innovative example and thus expanded the reach of climate protection initiatives to the rest of the world!