Our communities

Drax strives to promote positive change in its communities with a focus on:

  • Education
  • Underserved/at-risk population
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Cultural awareness initiatives

Charitable contributions, volunteerism and in-kind services/gifts should promote Drax’s business goals, create positive visibility and/or demonstrate social responsibility. When possible, efforts should focus on the areas listed above.

Requirements

  • Preference will be given to organizations that meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Serve a broad range of Drax community residents or a targeted group
  • Meet an important community need within Drax’s focus areas
  • Show support from community leaders and other funders
  • Are sustainable and managed competently with a history of accountability, results and cost effectiveness
  • Provide a meaningful and measurable impact on quality of life in targeted communities
  • Be classified as a tax-exempt non-profit public charity in the United States under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code or in Canada a registered charity (T3010)

Exclusions

  • Drax will not support organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability
  • Contributions will not be made to individuals conducting fundraising on behalf of non-profit agencies or other organizations
  • Individual school groups/teams should not be supported; rather a school, school district, organization or program that impacts the majority of students will be considered

To request a contribution, please contact Annmarie Sartor in the United States at [email protected]

Educational resources

Educational outreach is a central focus for Drax. Usually at its UK power stations, teams show thousands of visitors around these sites each year explaining how we make electricity. However, whilst this is currently not possible, please find a number of videos, stories and activities created by our teams to help development during these unprecedented times. Our virtual tours have been split into two series, distinguishing between primary and junior high school levels, while our website articles are more suitable for older children and adults.

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Recent Community Engagement

Events

2021 – Pembina Valley Daze (Entwistle)

2021 – Entwistle/Evansburg Lunch Program

2021 – 4H Club of Alberta

2021 – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

2021 – Burns Lake Rotary Auction

2021 – Ducks Unlimited Canada (Burns Lake)

2021 – Wildwood Community Fire Department (Williams Lake)

2021 – Scout Island Nature Centre (Williams Lake)

 

January 2020 – School education program with the Northeast LA Children’s Museum and On the Go America

November 2019 – America Recycles Day / ULM initiative

October 11, 2019 DBI Charity Golf Tournament

June 10-13, 2019 Louisiana Forestry Teachers Tour

May 11 2019 – DBI participating in the Dragon Boat Festival and races

May 2019 – Morehouse Madness Festival sponsorship

April 2019 – Earth Balloon educational outreach program and partnership

March 2019 – MS foresters prescribed burning workshop and sponsorship

March 21 2019 – Keep Morehouse Beautiful clean-up effort

March 7 2019 – Louisiana Workforce Commission Job Fair

February 7 & 9 2019 – Monroe Chambers of Commerce Job Fairs

February 4 2019 – Meeting with the Urania council

January 2019 – Children’s Coalition fundraiser/Dragon Boat races

March 17 2017 – Drax Biomass Joins With Keep Morehouse Beautiful To host spring clean-up event

March 5 2017 – New forest conservation program in north Louisiana said to benefit both industry and environment – “The Advocate”

January 19 2017 – Drax Biomass Joins Northeast Louisiana Business Community to Support West Monroe High School Marching Band

March 11 2016 – Drax Biomass Support Morehouse Parish Flood Relief Efforts