About Cox Conserves Heroes

Since 2008, we’ve honored more than 200 volunteers across the nation who have helped us make a significant impact on sustainability and environmental protection in our communities. The James M. Cox Foundation has donated more than $1.4 million to environmental nonprofits on behalf of the Cox Conserves Heroes program.

Awards

All finalists and winners will be recognized and receive cash awards to be donated to an environmental nonprofit of their choice courtesy of the James M. Cox Foundation. The organization must be a public 501(c)(3) and its efforts must focus on environmental improvement. And for the first time ever, the winner of the nonprofit category will receive The Jim Kennedy Award to honor Cox Enterprises Chairman Emeritus and James M. Cox Foundation Chairman Jim Kennedy, an environmentalist who started the Cox Conserves sustainability program in 2007.

Awards

Previous Winners

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Jane Sherman

State: Rhode Island

Area of impact: Water Reduction

Nonprofit of choice: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Project

MEET Jane

Helen Hoenig

State: Washington​

Area of impact: Waste Reduction

Nonprofit of choice: Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

MEET Helen

Patrick Armstrong

State: Louisiana

Area of impact: Waste Reduction

Nonprofit of choice: Friends of Lafitte Corridor

MEET Patrick

Brad Lancaster

State: Arizona

Area of impact: Carbon Reduction

Nonprofit of choice: Desert Harvesters and Green Infrastructure Planning

MEET Brad

Michael Beanan

State: California

Area of impact: Water Reduction

Nonprofit of choice: Bluebelt Coalition

MEET Michael