Dragons Community’s Environment Pillar is proudly supported by BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal with Dragons back rower and keen environmentalist Beau Scott as ‘Environment Ambassador’.
Dragons Community's Environment Pillar was recognised for the second consecutive year at the 2011, 26th Annual 'Rise and Shine' Environment Awards hosted by Wollongong City Council - winning a Gold Award for Outstanding Effort
Dragons Community works collaboratively with Wollongong City Council on ‘Greenhouse Park’ a community environmental project that focuses on the issues relating to the greenhouse effect. Dragons Community visits the site throughout the year with local school students, conducting education sessions and hands-on activities.
Dragons Community lends its support to national initiatives including ‘National Tree Planting Day’, ‘Clean up Australia Day’ and ‘World Environment Day’ in conjunction with Wollongong City Council.
In 2010, Dragons Community in partnership with BHP Billiton-Illawarra Coal piloted a new ‘breakfast broadcast’ initiative to promote being ‘environmentally friendly’. These broadcasts are held in BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal community schools and Appin Public School was the fortunate school this year.
Local radio station, 91.3FM and Dragons Community were embraced by the local Appin community. Activities, talk backs and interviews were conducted throughout the morning featuring giveaways, a free healthy breakfast and an environmentally focused school assembly.
More breakfast broadcasts are planned for 2012.
At the Dragons we ensure we practice what we preach with paper recycling systems in both the Dragons Sydney and Wollongong offices.
WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah and WIN Stadium, Wollongong also have mixed recycling systems in place.