ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Voting for Atlanta's 2010 Cox Conserves Heroes program will end at 5 p.m. EST on November 30th. The program is presented by Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and will donate a total of $10,000 to local environmental nonprofits.
The winning Hero, to be chosen by an online public vote, will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice. The four finalists each will receive $1,250 to donate to their nonprofits of choice.
The public is being asked to vote now through Nov. 30 at wsbtv.com/community.
Finalists include (environmental nonprofit of choice):
- Bryan Holloway (Revive Atlanta)
- James King (Keeping It Wild)
- Bruce Morton (Park Pride)
- Angel Poventud (Trees Atlanta)
- Kit Sutherland (Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy)
Nominations reflected a wide variety of conservation and educational programs by impressive community volunteers. The finalists were selected by a Judging Circle of local environmental leaders, including:
- Rev. Gerald Durley, Providence Missionary Baptist Church
- Michael Halicki, Southface
- Lewis Perkins, New House LLC
- Polly Sattler, Greenplate
- Don Wells, Atlanta's 2009 Cox Conserves Hero
- Lynnette Young, Sustainable Atlanta
Wells - an advocate for conserving and enjoying the open spaces of the North Georgia Mountains – was named Atlanta's 2009 Cox Conserves Hero. As Wells' environmental nonprofit of choice, Mountain Stewards received $5,000 that was used to build new public trails and connect students with nature through outdoor classrooms.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Channel 2 WSB-TV, to honor everyday conservationists. The program also runs in New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit www.CoxConservesHeroes.com or find us on Facebook.
About Channel 2 WSB-TV
Part of Cox Media Group, Channel 2 WSB-TV is an ABC affiliate and ranks as Atlanta's number one local television station. Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes Valpak and the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With revenues of $1.8 billion, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, Cox Media Group owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.
About The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL completed close to 4,000 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 2.8 million acres. TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass over 380 ballot measures, generating $36 billion in new conservation-related funding. In Georgia, TPL has conserved more than 20,000 acres and is focused in three primary programmatic areas: Parks for People (including the Atlanta BeltLine and other urban projects), Chattahoochee River Protection Campaign and Georgia Green (also called G2).
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 66,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Radio, Inc.); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and related publications). Additionally, Cox's Internet operations include Kudzu.com and Adify Corporation, a unit of Cox TMI, Inc.
SOURCE Cox Enterprises