Cox Communications donated $12,500 to the Dunwoody Nature Center, which will fund the hiring of a part-time employee responsible for community engagement and volunteerism, Executive Director of the Dunwoody Nature Center Alan Mothner wrote in a press release.
The donation is awarded in conjunction with the Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup, an internal program that recognizes Cox Enterprises’ locations for implementing sustainable business practices. As one of the program winners, Cox Communications’ Atlanta office was awarded $12,500 to donate to a local environmental nonprofit and selected the Dunwoody Nature Center as the recipient.
“The magnitude of this gift lives beyond its initial donation,” Mothner said. “By adding staff to further engage the community in our mission, the Chairman’s Cup award will allow us to serve an even greater number of individuals; and the more community involvement that we have, the greater our impact throughout the region.”
The Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup recognized Cox Communications’ Atlanta office for efforts to reduce e-waste. One project reduced e-waste by nearly 10 tons and resulted in a 16.1M kWh reduction in energy consumption annually, enough energy to power 1,463 homes.
“Our employees take conservation seriously,” said Ilene Wolchock, senior director of product development at Cox Communications. “When the Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup was announced, our team was so excited to participate and highlight their efforts to support local conservation.”