Your Cox Conserves Hero is Out There

Nominate a volunteer who inspires you with their commitment to making public lands and outdoor spaces better for everyone.

Conservation and community: Two Cox values that come together Aug. 1-15 when people across the country go to CoxConservesHeroes.com to nominate an environmental volunteer for the honor of Cox Conserves Hero.

We Need A Hero Who is a Cox Conserves Hero? Someone who works on a volunteer basis to create, preserve or enhance outdoor spaces like parks, trails or gardens. Their work inspires others to engage in community conservation.

“The Cox Conserves Heroes program highlights some of the great work happening in communities around the country, and this year we’re opening it up to more people than ever before,” said Maury Wolfe, assistant vice president, Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, Cox Enterprises. “It’s our 12th year supporting this program and giving these volunteers the recognition they deserve. It continues to be Cox’s honor to play a role in helping make the world a better place for the next generation.”

How Does It Work? This year we’re expanding the program from nine states and taking it nationwide! Nominees will be grouped into four regions for competition: the Northeast, Midwest, South and West . A panel of civic and environmental leaders assembled by the Trust for Public Land will select winners from the pool of nominees for each of regions.

Each regional winner will be profiled on www.coxconservesheroes.com with a video to share their story. Cox employees and the public can view the videos and vote for the volunteer they find most deserving of the grand prize!

Awards include:

· The national hero will receive $50,000 to donate to their environmental nonprofit of choice.

· Four finalists will be awarded a $10,000 grant to their environmental nonprofit of choice.

· Four regional runners-up (from the Northeast, Midwest, South and West) will receive $7,500 each.

· And four regional second runners-up will receive $5,000. All donations are courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation.

A Legacy of Recognition In partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes is part of our national Cox Conserves sustainability program. Through the Cox Conserves Heroes program, the James M. Cox Foundation has contributed over $1.1 million to environmental nonprofits and honored more than 200 volunteers across the country.

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