Monday, November 29, 2010

Voting Closes November 30th for Atlanta's 2010 Cox Conserves Hero

/PRNewswire/ -- Voting for Atlanta's 2010 Cox Conserves Heroes program will end at 5 p.m. EST on November 30th . The program is presented by Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and will donate a total of $10,000 to local environmental nonprofits.

The winning Hero, to be chosen by an online public vote, will be awarded $5,000 to donate to the environmental nonprofit of his or her choice. The four finalists each will receive $1,250 to donate to their nonprofits of choice.

The public is being asked to vote now through Nov. 30 at

Finalists include (environmental nonprofit of choice):

* Bryan Holloway (Revive Atlanta)
* James King (Keeping It Wild)
* Bruce Morton (Park Pride)
* Angel Poventud (Trees Atlanta)
* Kit Sutherland (Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy)

Nominations reflected a wide variety of conservation and educational programs by impressive community volunteers. The finalists were selected by a Judging Circle of local environmental leaders, including:

* Rev. Gerald Durley, Providence Missionary Baptist Church
* Michael Halicki, Southface
* Lewis Perkins, New House LLC
* Polly Sattler, Greenplate
* Don Wells, Atlanta's 2009 Cox Conserves Hero
* Lynnette Young, Sustainable Atlanta

Wells - an advocate for conserving and enjoying the open spaces of the North Georgia Mountains – was named Atlanta's 2009 Cox Conserves Hero. As Wells' environmental nonprofit of choice, Mountain Stewards received $5,000 that was used to build new public trails and connect students with nature through outdoor classrooms.

The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Channel 2 WSB-TV, to honor everyday conservationists. The program also runs in New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

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