If you have walked by the hostel recently, you may have noticed our lovely garden in front. That’s thanks to Steve, our night staff, who has lovingly overseen it’s growth over the summer. It’s hard to pin the guy down, but I was able to catch him for a couple of minutes to talk about […]
In 2008, the Hawthorne Hostel received substantial funding from the Bureau of Environmental Services (City of Portland) to build a rainwater harvesting system. This system would add-on and capitalize on its already highly visible EcoRoof (that was funded by the BES in 2001 and built by EcoRoofs Everywhere www.ecoroofseverywhere.com). The Portland Hawthorne Hostel Rainwater demonstration […]
As part of ongoing efforts to make Portland a healthier place to live, work and play, the Portland Hawthorne Hostel will work to the extent possible to purchase equipment, materials and products that are recyclable, made of recycled content, reduce waste and/or energy, made of non-toxic ingredients and/or are locally produced.
The interconnections and processes that make life possible are precious. Our goal is to tread as lightly as possible. As business leaders we are committed to implementing procedures that acknowledge the importance of an ongoing commitment to environmental, socio-cultural and economic responsibility.
Here’s a useful list of links and resources for eco-tourists.
Check out our page dedicated to more information about our Eco Roof.