Cox Conserves Heroes
We asked and you spoke...now get ready to vote!
Thank you San Diego for helping us identify our community's conservation heroes through your nominations. Check out your top 3 finalists and cast your vote at www.coxconservesheroes.com. Voting ends at 8/16!
The Cox Conserves Hero winner's nonprofit of choice will receive $5,000, a public service announcement and promotional air time valued at $10,000, and 20 volunteer hours from Cox Communications employees. The second-place winner will receive $2,500 for his or her environmental nonprofit of choice, and the third-place winner will receive $1,000 to donate to an environmental nonprofit of choice.
Finalist: Javier Hernandez
For the past five years, Javier has organized cleanups in Logan Heights, a community often associated with gangs and violence. Hernandez himself was in a gang once and cites that as one of the reasons he works hard to restore his community. Originally focused on cleaning up one empty lot used for illegal dumping, Hernandez's efforts to have inspired the neighborhood to clean additional sites in the area.Nonprofit Choice: I Love A Clean San Diego
Finalist: Arne Johnson
Arne is restoring the abandoned Bernardo Lakes area, bringing back wildlife and creating an outdoor space where kids are safe to play. He leads a team of volunteers to restore more than 2,000 acres by reducing infestation, removing weeds to make room for native vegetation and cleaning slopes and trails.Nonprofit Choice: California Native Plant Society
Finalist: Sarah Palan
As a member of the River Rescue team and San Diego River Park Foundation volunteer corps, Barbara wears a range of hats, from answering phones and serving as a native plant docent to leading hikes and planting trees. She received a Volunteer of the Year honor in 2009 from the Foundation, is a lifetime member and its newest member of the Board of Directors.Nonprofit Choice: San Diego River Park Foundation
Learn more about San Diego's past winners and vote for this year's finalists at coxconservesheroes.com
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created in 2007 in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications. The partnership stems from Cox Enterprises’ national Cox Conserves program designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017 and promote eco-friendly behavior among its employees, communities and other corporations. Locally, the program is sponsored by the University of San Diego.
For more information, visit coxconservesheroes.com.