Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia's Cox Conserves Heroes Program

Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is proud to bring you Atlanta's 2016 Cox Conserves Heroes program. Created in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes recognizes local environmental volunteers and makes donations to local nonprofits on their behalf.

Nominations are being accepted July 13 through August 17.

Created in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, Cox Conserves Heroes is a national awards program that honors and celebrates environmental volunteers across the country. The awards programs is our way of honoring the unsung heroes in our communities and supporting the local organizations doing the important work of bettering our environment. Through the program, we hope to inspire more people to take an active role in community conservation.

FAQ Georgia

How are the Heroes Chosen?

The Heroes Judging Circle, a panel of civic leaders within Atlanta's conservation field, selects three finalists. The finalists are profiled on the Cox Conserves Heroes website and in local media, during which, the public is asked to vote online for their favorite. At the conclusion of the voting period, the finalist with the most votes will be selected as Atlanta's 2018 Cox Conserves Hero.

What does the Hero Receive?

A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits in Atlanta. $10,000 will be donated to Hero’s environmental nonprofit of choice. The two finalists will each receive $5,000 to donate to their environmental nonprofits of choice. The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) and proof of registration status is required.

Where do I send questions not answered in the FAQ?

coxconservesheroes@coxinc.com

Who is Eligible?

Individuals of all ages are eligible to become Cox Conserves Heroes. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Cox Enterprises, its affiliated companies, The Trust for Public Land employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Previous Cox Conserves Heroes and finalists are not eligible.

  • Nominee's activity creates, protects and/or beautifies an outdoor community space
  • Nominee's activity is done on a volunteer basis and is not part of his or her paid employment
  • Nominee's activity inspires others to engage in community conservation

Individuals living in the following counties are eligible:

Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph, Rockdale, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, Upson, Walton, White