The Asthma Foundation
The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania is Aurora's single largest sponsorship alliance. A major sponsorship arrangement first announced in 2000 involved significant funding to enable the Foundation's three regional educators to extend their current working hours and deliver a comprehensive service unhindered by limited resources.
Aurora's long-standing relationship also includes support for the Foundation's membership drives, school programs, fund raising events like Asthma Whistle Day, information brochures and community service announcements for television and press.
Aurora and the Asthma Foundation were state winners in the 2002 Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships.
View the Asthma in the Home booklet (PDF 1.19MB)
Australian Lung Foundation
Aurora has had a long relationship with the Australian Lung Foundation's Tasmanian branch. We have supported their efforts to highlight the importance of clean air for all Tasmanians through forums, event sponsorship, brochure production and the joint promotion of air quality reports following television news programs.
Visit the Australian Lung Foundation (external link)
Aurora Grow Wild
Aurora and the Understorey Network have formed a sponsorship partnership called Aurora Grow Wild.
The Understorey Network (USN) is a community-based volunteer network aimed at promoting the protection of existing native vegetation and the use of local native understorey plants in re-vegetation. It follows a competitive tender from Aurora and is complementary to our purpose of seeing the Tasmanian community prosper from our efforts, our sustainability initiatives including the Sustainable Aurora program and our Safe Growing Near Powerlines campaign.
Aurora's involvement with the USN will help to conserve and enhance biodiversity, for example to protect existing areas of significant natural values and reduce threats through appropriate land management activities and extensive rehabilitation work. It also offers Aurora staff the opportunity to give something back to the community and Tasmania's unique environment.
The project involves the Understorey Network facilitating environmental working bees with Aurora employees and community group members at a number of sites around the Tasmania.
Complementing our Safe Growing Near Powerlines campaign, the project has also funded the reprinting of municipal Plant Species Lists for the Southern municipalities. The lists describe appropriate Tasmanian native plants species for all southern municipal area. It also identifies the uses of specific species including which ones are safe to grow under powerlines. The lists are available on the Understorey Network website (external link).