BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FOX25 and The Trust for Public Land announced Adam Crellin-Sazama as Boston's 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The program honors Boston's volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. A total of $20,000 will be donated to environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists.
Crellin-Sazama is creating a better future for the planet and inspiring his fellow teenagers to make a difference. He created a movement called Youth United for Animals and the Planet and advocates on the important role zoos play in animal conservation. While volunteering at the zoo, he cares for animals and educates visitors on conservation and climate change issues. As his nonprofit of choice, Zoo New England will receive $10,000.
The two finalists each will each receive $5,000 for their nonprofits of choice. Tom McNichol selected the Charles River Clean Up Boat as his nonprofit of choice; Hilary Seager chose the Bagnall Education Foundation.
Rocky Morrison is the previous recipient of Boston's Cox Conserves Heroes award.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of FOX25. Cox Conserves Heroes takes place in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington.
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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' 60,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
The company's sustainability goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044.
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