Named for our Chairman Jim Kennedy, the Chairman’s Challenge is an opportunity for employees to think differently about wasy to help Cox reach our conservation goals of sending Zero Waste to Landfill by 2024 and to be Carbon and Water Neutral by 2044. The top 10 ideas receive a $2,500 donation to an environmental organization of their choice. Two grand-prize winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Net Impact Conference and an additional $12,500 (total of $15,000) to donate to an environmental organization of their choice. All donations are courtesy of The James M. Cox Foundation.
Here are the winners and their ideas from the 2019 challenge:
- Susie Scott from Cox Communications in Kansas. Her idea is to remove personal trashcan/recycle bins from employee cubes and offices to encourage carrying trash to a central location. This would eliminate individual plastic bags while reducing the cost and work of the janitorial staff.
- Arthur Martello from Cox Automotive in Utah. His idea is idea to have employees work remotely two to three days a week. For employees who can accomplish their work from home, this would reduce carbon emissions from vehicles while lowering traffic congestion for the community.