Cox Enterprises & The Trust for Public Land Celebrate Volunteers

Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM ET

In celebration of #NationalVolunteerWeek, Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land want to thank the environmental volunteers who have been honored through the Cox Conserves Heroes program for creating, preserving or enhancing the shared outdoor places in our communities. Cox Conserves Heroes has honored more than 140 volunteers and takes place in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Virginia. The program has donated nearly $500,000 to local nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. 

How does it work? The public nominates volunteers using a brief online form. Next, a panel of local environmental leaders selects three finalists who are profiled on video. The public then watches the videos, gets inspired, and votes for their favorite.

Learn more about the program's winners at

Cox Conserves Heroes is part of Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program that was launched in 2007 by Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

The company's sustainability goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044. The company also presents the Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, a nationwide survey that examines sustainability opportunities and challenges for small and medium-sized businesses.