June 18, 2012 - Seattle, WA - KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), today announced the finalists for Western Washington’s fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists.
By being a finalist, each individual has secured a $2,500 donation for his or her nonprofit of choice. The finalists are now competing for an additional $7,500 – bringing the total donation on behalf of the winner to $10,000. The winner will be chosen through an online public vote.
The public is being asked to vote now through July 16. To vote, visit kirotv.com/heroes.
Western Washington’s Cox Conserves Heroes finalists (environmental nonprofit of choice):
- Laura James (Sustainable West Seattle)
- Clyde Kostelecky (Northwest Trek Foundation)
- Lynnette Scheidt (Metro Parks Tacoma)
Western Washington’s Cox Conserves Hero will be announced in late July.
This is the fourth year the Cox Conserves Heroes program has run in Western Washington. Jan Holmes, Gary Colley and Mike Town are previous recipients of Western Washington’s Cox Conserves Heroes award.
The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between TPL and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of KIRO 7, to honor everyday conservationists. The program also runs in Arizona, Atlanta, San Francisco, Southern California and Virginia. More than $200,000 has been donated to local nonprofits through the Cox Conserves Heroes program.
For more information, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com or find us on Facebook.
Social Media: #CoxConservesHeroes and #CoxConservesHero
# # #
- JP Shin, KIRO 7, 206-728-2375, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Olmstead, Cox Enterprises, 678-645-0762, email@example.com
- Karen Macdonald, The Trust for Public Land, 206-274-2912, Karen.Macdonald@tpl.org
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is a Cox Media Group station and CBS affiliate serving Western Washington.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners.
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 has completed 4,250 land conservation projects in 47 states, protecting 3 million acres, including more than 80,000 acres throughout Washington State. TPL has helped states and communities craft and pass more than 380 ballot measures, generating $34 billion in new conservation-related funding.
About Cox Conserves
Launched in 2007, Cox Conserves is the company’s national sustainability program that seeks to reduce Cox Enterprises’ energy consumption by embracing alternative forms of energy, conserving natural resources and inspiring eco-friendly behavior. The program engages each of the company’s major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com) and encourages Cox Enterprises’ 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.