FOX25 and The Trust for Public Land Seeking Nominations for Boston's Cox Conserves Heroes Program

06/22/2016

Awards program to honor environmental volunteers, donate $20,000 to local nonprofits

BOSTON, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FOX25, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Boston's 2016 Cox Conserves Heroes to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted now through July 25 at myfoxboston.com for volunteers in FOX25's viewership area who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of one's paid job.

A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. A judging panel of civic and environmental leaders will select three finalists who will then compete to be named Boston's 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote, which will take place in September.

Types of volunteer activities considered include:

  • Advocating for or educating others on the importance of parks and open space 
  • Beautifying a public place
  • Creating a community garden
  • Connecting people with nature
  • Helping to  protect  land for public use
  • Helping provide public access to a previously inaccessible place
  • Volunteering at a local park
  • Water conservation/protection-related projects

Rocky Morrison was named Boston's 2015 Cox Conserves Hero.

The national Cox Conserves Heroes program was created in 2008 through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of FOX25. The partnership stems from Cox Enterprises' national Cox Conserves sustainability program that focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, conserving water and inspiring eco-friendly behavior.

For more information, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com or Facebook.

Social Media: #CoxConservesHeroes and #CoxConservesHero

About FOX25:

FOX25 News is a part of Cox Media Group and is the leading provider of local news, weather, and traffic. Boston is ranked the No. 7 designated market area (DMA) and comprises more than 2.4 million households. Viewers in Boston and Manchester, NH can tune into WFXT-TV on Comcast Channel 25, DirecTV Channel 25 and Dish Channel 25.

About The Trust for Public Land:

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.  Millions of people live within a one-half mile walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.  To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit http://www.tpl.org.

About Cox Conserves:

Launched in 2007 by Chairman Jim Kennedy, Cox Conserves is Cox Enterprises' national sustainability program. Cox Conserves focuses on reducing waste and energy consumption, as well as conserving water. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 55,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

SOURCE FOX25

For further information: FOX25: Maggie Hennessey-Nees, 781-467-1474, Maggie.Hennessey-Nees@coxinc.com; Kristen Anderson, The Trust for Public Land, 415-800-5178, kristen.anderson@tpl.org; Elizabeth Olmstead, Cox Enterprises, 678-645-0762, elizabeth.olmstead@coxinc.com

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