In The Community

Support for Local Sport

The RUC provides financial and in-kind support for sports in the Inner North of Canberra.  We are big believers in the benefits of sporting participation and our aim is to make the Club a local hub for sportspeople of all persuasions to meet, socialise and get fit. We are very proud to support Lawn Bowling, Rugby Union, Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, Touch Football, Tennis, Water Polo, and many other sporting teams.

The aim of the Canberra North Bowling & ACT Rugby Union Club (the Club) Community Contributions Program (the Program) is to provide financial and in-kind assistance (community contributions) to sports affiliated with the Club and to other local community-based organisations that make a valuable contribution to the Inner North Canberra community.  Applications for assistance are a matter for the Board to decide and/or ratify and the application form is available here.

Environment

The RUC is an environmentally friendly venue. We grow our own herbs that spice the dishes served in the grill and cafe, creating our iconic fresh and delicious taste.

All our light fittings use energy-saving light bulbs, significantly reducing the environmental impact due to the sheer amount of light bulbs in the venue.

We’ve also recently started moving away from using plastic straws to reduce our plastics waste.

The RUC is an accredited waste management and recycling business. The program inputs the best practice of waste management through a ten-step program reducing environmental impact.

Actsmart Business Recycling Accreditation

As part of our accreditation to the Actsmart Business Recycling Accreditation, the RUC now separates waste streams including paper and cardboard, glass, organic waste, and general waste. We have:

  • Appointed an implementation coordinator
  • Conducted waste summaries
  • Developed a waste management plan
  • Educated our staff
  • Continually monitor progress and report on results.
Our accreditation has helped us keep the Club’s waste costs down as well as reducing waste to landfill.

Straws Suck Campaign

We do not supply single-use plastic straws anymore but can provide paper straws on request. Helps the environment and stops our sink drains clogging up with plastic straws.

Landscaping Reuse

Our green waste from our bowing greens is added to compost, used by the ANU for their cricket pitches or used as mulch for our garden surrounds. Our home-grown composting station has been a great success. We made the compost station out of disused beer keg crates, food scraps from our kitchen and green waste from our bowling greens and gardens.

 

Business Energy and Water Program

The RUC has used the ACT Government’s Business and Energy and Water program to upgrade to more waterefficient and energy-efficient technologies, including with lighting, appliances, heating and cooling, refrigeration, toilets and tapware. The Business Energy and Water Program helped the RUC lower operating costs by reducing water and energy. This, in turn, helps the ACT lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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