PHOENIX, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land today announced Brad Lancaster as Arizona's 2013 Cox Conserves Heroes program. As his nonprofit of choice, Desert Harvesters and Green Infrastructure Planning will receive $10,000.
Lancaster lives in Tucson and educates the community on the benefits of rainwater harvesting and planting native, food-bearing shade trees that provide neighbors with fresh, local food products. His annual tree planting events have resulted in 1,500 new trees.
Each of the finalists received $2,500 to donate to their environmental nonprofits of choice:
- Craig Anderson (Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center)
- Diana Hadley (Friends of Tucson's Birthplace - Mission Garden)
Melinda Gulick was named Arizona's 2012 Cox Conserves Hero for her long-standing commitment to and passion for Arizona's open space.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created in 2008 through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications, to honor environmental volunteers. The program also runs in Atlanta, Louisiana, Orange County (Calif.), San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Virginia. More than $300,000 has been donated to local nonprofits and more than 100 volunteers have been honored through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.
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About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox's 18,500-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network.
During the past nine years, Cox has topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates' studies of customer satisfaction, most recently receiving top honors for residential telephone & high speed Internet, and business data services and has received PC Magazine's "people's choice" award for the sixth time. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.
About The Trust for Public Land
Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.
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, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
SOURCE Cox Communications