Named for our Chairman Jim Kennedy, the Chairman’s Challenge is an opportunity for employees to think differently about the environment and align with our Cox Conserves goals to be zero waste to landfill by 2024 and carbon and water neutral by 2034. This year, employees participated in a monthlong series of at-home waste-related events and activities, earning points for their actions. Six employee winners worked with the James M. Cox Foundation to contribute $52,500 to environmental nonprofits of their choice.
This contribution adds to the more than $39 million the Foundation has contributed to environmental and conservation efforts. And for every employee that participated, Cox will plant a tree. All told, Cox has planted more than 400,000 trees since 2013.