Sustainability

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It’s important to us that our guests understand the impact of their choice to stay with us.

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Social Sustainability

As a social enterprise, all profits from your stay will be reinvested back into the programmes and services that the Y Christchurch provides in the community. These programmes have a proven positive social impact on the communities of Christchurch and include:

  • youth development programmes and services
  • subsidised access to outdoor camps and holiday programmes for tamariki
  • wellbeing and recreation for older adults  

The Y has been running services like these for over 100 years – it’s what they do best. Your patronage is helping us keep these programmes accessible for all by subsidising or eliminating costs for participants.

This is what makes your stay with us different from the rest – a socially sustainable stay.

Environmental Sustainability

Hotel Give and the YMCA Christchurch has a commitment that wherever possible our organization should be conducted to the ideal of best environmental practice.

It is our aim to provide guests with a home away from home that leaves as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

We strive for this by:

  • A firm commitment to re-using, recycling and reducing plastic waste. We believe our guests don’t want to see excessive plastic packaging in their rooms which is why your shampoo and conditioner now comes in refillable pumps.

  • Supporting local suppliers that share our vision for sustainability such as Meridian Energy, Will&Able, Forest & Bird, and Vendella. We love supporting organizations that are doing amazing things for the environment. 

  • Increased energy efficient systems and practices throughout the building, and a commitment to reducing unnecessary energy and water wastage.

  • Providing opportunities for the environmentally conscious guest to do their part such as opting to reuse towels and bed linen.

Plastic Bottles Recycled

23,567

Plastic Bottles Recycled

Native Trees Planted

61

Native Trees Planted

Environmental Sustainability

Hotel Give and the YMCA Christchurch has a commitment that wherever possible our organization should be conducted to the ideal of best environmental practice.

It is our aim to provide guests with a home away from home that leaves as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

We strive for this by:

  • A firm commitment to re-using, recycling and reducing plastic waste. We believe our guests don’t want to see excessive plastic packaging in their rooms which is why your shampoo and conditioner now comes in refillable pumps.

  • Supporting local suppliers that share our vision for sustainability such as Meridian Energy, Will&Able, Forest & Bird, and Vendella. We love supporting organizations that are doing amazing things for the environment. 

  • Increased energy efficient systems and practices throughout the building, and a commitment to reducing unnecessary energy and water wastage.

  • Providing opportunities for the environmentally conscious guest to do their part such as opting to reuse towels and bed linen.

Hotel Give's Tiaki Promise

Tiaki Promise

Hotel Give would like to share the Tiaki Promise with our guests. This is a tool for travellers to better understand how they can travel in a way that respects and protects New Zealand.  The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home. Find out more about the Tiaki Promise and what it means for you here.

Hotel Give - a socially sustainable stay