Thank You for Voting for the 2022 Cox Conserves Heroes

10/03/2022

The Cox Conserves Heroes nominations are in, with more than 250 this year, representing an impressive group of volunteers and organizations all taking action to create a healthier planet. The nine finalists have been chosen and now it’s your turn to make your voice heard.  

Please take a moment to learn about the 2022 Cox Conserves Heroes finalists and cast your vote on coxconservesheroes.com/vote. Voting is open Oct. 3-10. 

The finalists are profiled on the Cox Conserves Heroes site with a video sharing their stories. You can view the videos and vote for the Cox Conserves Heroes in three categories: Adult (18+), Youth (under 18) and Nonprofit. The winners in each category will receive $30,000 from the James M. Cox Foundation for the nonprofit of their choice. Second place receives $15,000 and third place receives $5,000. 

Learn more about these heroes and then tell us who had the greatest impact. Please take a moment to vote and spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Below are the nine nominees:

Groundbreaker Award (volunteers 18+) 

  • Freeda Cathcart (Roanoke, Va.) 
  • Julia Chambers (Ludington, Mich.) 
  • Shirley Nichols (Atlanta, Ga.) 

Planet Protector Award (volunteers under 18)   

  • Madhvi Chittoor (Arvada, Colo.) 
  • Myroslava Fisun (Albany, Calif.) 
  • Ryan Hickman (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) 

Jim Kennedy Conservation Award (nonprofit organization) 

  • Arizona Sustainability Alliance (Phoenix, Ariz.) 
  • We Are Neutral (Gainesville, Fla.)  
  • Youth Environmental Alliance (North Lauderdale, Fla.) 

Winners will be announced on Oct. 18.  

New in 2022 

The Cox Enterprises program has been refreshed this year to focus on those that are actively reducing or reusing carbon/energy and water or minimizing waste sent to landfills, in line with Cox’s sustainability goals. The program will now honor a total of nine entities (six volunteers and three nonprofits), within three categories. Plus, for the first time ever, we will gift The Jim Kennedy Conservation Award, named after Cox Enterprises Chairman Emeritus and James M. Cox Foundation Chairman Jim Kennedy, to the winner in the nonprofit category. Learn more here.  

Visit CoxConservesHeroes.com/Vote and vote today.

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