Cox Enterprises Receives Corporate Superhero for the Earth Award at Captain Planet Foundation Gala

03/25/2024

ATLANTA (March 25, 2024) — Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) presented Cox Enterprises with its Corporate Superhero for the Earth Award, which recognizes Cox for its commitment to sustainability. Since 2007, Cox has invested $2 billion in sustainable businesses and technologies we believe can help address some of the world’s most pressing issues.  

More than 400 members of the philanthropic community gathered on March 16 in Atlanta to celebrate and support the work of CPF at its annual gala, which has raised more than $10 million over the years to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet. Cox was the third company in CPF’s 30-year history to receive the award. It was given by Cox’s own Monica Kaufman Pearson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the host for the evening.  

“It is an honor to be recognized for our long history supporting nonprofit organizations that champion conservation and education,” said Maury Wolfe, vice president of corporate responsibility and social impact, Cox Enterprises. “We are on a mission to empower 34 million people to live more prosperous lives by 2034. Our efforts — including 200,000 volunteer hours — have already reached more than 9 million people, thanks in part to partnerships with nonprofits like CPF.” 

Cox teamed up with CPF on its Project Learning Gardens Initiative, which uses garden laboratories to cultivate immersive learning experiences and promote healthy eating habits. Schools with learning gardens report that students benefit from learning about nutrition and science, along with social studies, math and language arts. In addition to providing more than 530 elementary schools with sustainable gardens, the partnership with CPF helps Cox plant the seeds for a brighter future as it marches toward achieving its 34 by 34 goal.   

To learn more about Cox’s 34 by 34 goal please visit Cox34by34.com. 

For Captain Planet Foundation’s release, click here.  

About Captain Planet Foundation 

Captain Planet Foundation is an award-winning, US-based NGO that works collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet. CPF was formed in 1991 and was based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers when it was co-founded by media mogul Ted Turner and series executive producer Barbara Pyle. In 2002, CPF separated from TBS and became a 501(c)3 public charity. 

About Cox Enterprises 
Cox Enterprises is dedicated to empowering people to build a better future for the next generation. Cox is a leader in the broadband, automotive, and media industries, as well as a leading investment platform with strategic positions in emerging technologies driving the future of agriculture, renewable energy, health care, and public sector software. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Cox is a global company with $23 billion in annual revenues and a proud 125-year history. To learn more about Cox and its commitment to its people, planet and communities, visit coxenterprises.com. 

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