Volunteers are female trailblazers in environmentalism
Throughout history, there have been many courageous women who stepped forward – against all odds – to champion efforts to better serve their communities. This month, the nation celebrates Women’s History and highlights the accomplishments of a variety of valiant and humanitarian women who have broken barriers for future generations. The Cox Conserves Heroes are volunteers - across the nation - who have utilized their talents and resources to protect and preserve shared outdoor spaces in their communities.
Cleanups are a part of Cox's national Cox Conserves sustainability program
Tomorrow is World Water Day. Through national partnerships with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy, Cox Enterprises’ #TeamCox volunteer program has removed more than 26 tons of waste from rivers and shorelines since 2010. The cleanups are a part of the company’s national Cox Conserves sustainability program that is celebrating its 10th anniversary with hopes to encourage more people to embrace sustainability and get involved in their local communities.
Here are 5 fun facts about bodies of water that #TeamCox has cleaned up:
Every company starts with a spark of entrepreneurship. For Cox Enterprises, it started with James M. Cox, a former schoolteacher and news reporter, who, at the age of 28, set out to own a newspaper. Over a century later, that family business earns more than $20 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 60,000 worldwide.
Empowering Atlanta's entrepreneurs through mentorship
It’s National Entrepreneur Week. In 2016, DataFox named Atlanta as one of the best cities to launch a startup, positioning the city as an innovation scene to watch. Cox Enterprises – an avid supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit – is advancing Atlanta’s startup community by investing in accelerator programs.
Here are three programs that Cox supports to boost Atlanta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem:
Golden Isles Conservation Center removes tires from waste stream, breaks them down to original components for second life
NAHUNTA, Ga. February 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises announced that its Golden Isles Conservation Center, located in Nahunta, Ga., is bringing a new technology to the U.S. and making a positive impact on the environment. The Center utilizes an Italian pyrolysis technology that is being used for the first time in the U.S. The eco-friendly process utilizes organic materials such as wood chips to generate heat, which breaks down tires into their original components and produces synthesis oil, carbon black, synthesis gas and steel.
Startup accelerator program to take place from July – Oct.
February 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta, presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is accepting applications for its 2017 class through April 9. Techstars is an internationally recognized accelerator program that boosts entrepreneurs' early stage business and product development efforts through focused education, mentorship and funding. Historically, Techstars companies go on to average more than $2 million raised in outside capital after the program.
Linda Silverstein, Ford Motor Company general manager, recognized for industry leadership and community involvement; Northwood University student receives $10,000 scholarship
NEW ORLEANS, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Automotive™ presented the 12th annual Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year Award to Linda Silverstein, general manager, remarketing and rental operations, Ford Motor Company.
ATLANTA, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises, in partnership with The James M. Cox Foundation, announced today a combined cash donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist the relief and recovery efforts of the communities affected by the recent tornadoes in South Georgia. The National Weather Service confirmed more than 24 tornadoes in the area, which left a path of destruction.
ATLANTA, January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy made a combined $2.5 million gift for the construction of the James C. Kennedy Fitness Center at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. The hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff will have complimentary, 24-7 access to the state-of-the-art fitness facility.