Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land Announce Partnership

PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the first anniversary of Cox Conserves, its national sustainability program, Cox Enterprises today announced a corporate partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL).

As part of their partnership, Cox and TPL have launched Cox Conserves Heroes, an environmental recognition program. The program recognizes environmental role models who create, preserve and improve the shared outdoor spaces in their communities. Cox Conserves Heroes is currently underway in Seattle with Cox-owned KIRO-TV, a CBS affiliate, and will expand next year into additional Cox markets such as Atlanta, New Orleans and San Diego.

"Partnering with The Trust for Public Land is a great fit for our Cox Conserves program," said Jim Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of Cox Enterprises. "Our goal has a two-pronged approach: reduce our company's carbon footprint and inspire environmentally friendly behavior among our employees, customers and communities."

To select the Cox Conserves Hero, local communities nominate and vote for individuals who are making a difference for the environment. The Hero with the most votes receives $5,000 to be donated to a non-profit environmental group of his or her choice.

"Cox is a role model for all corporations seeking to adopt sustainable business practices," said Will Rogers, president of The Trust for Public Land. "And, by recognizing the extraordinary conservation efforts of ordinary people, the Heroes program inspires all of us to preserve and protect the shared outdoor spaces that make our communities more livable."

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