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Environmental Executive Moves: Metroflor, Cox, Locus Technologies, SolarCraft, Ethical Electric, Cardno

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Metroflor: Vinyl tile flooring manufacturer has appointed Rochelle Routman (pictured) as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Prior to joining Metroflor/Halstead, Routman served as Mohawk Industries director of sustainability. Cox Enterprises: The communications, media … Read more »

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Why Cox Is Investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies and How to Get in on the Action

Cox Enterprises has pledged to invest $25 million in environmentally sustainable companies and technologies — good news for cleantech startups as well as established companies looking for funding and also good for Cox’s business and environmental efforts, its executives say.

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World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

Cox Recycles 1,000 Tons at HQ Campus

Cox Enterprises’ Atlanta headquarters recycling program has led to more than 1,000 tons of materials being reused or diverted from landfills since 2006. Additionally, the company has composted more than 20 tons of food waste and materials from a campus cafeteria since 2014, resulting in nearly a 75 percent diversion … Read more »

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Cox Releases 2014 CSR Report

Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group, released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which includes an update on the company’s environmental progress. Among other accomplishments, the report highlights the media conglomerate’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, conserve water and responsibly eliminate and reuse … Read more »

Cox Meets Better Buildings Challenge Six Years Early

Cox Media Group’s facility housing its Atlanta TV and radio stations has met Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge nearly six years ahead of the 2020 goal. The facility reduced its energy and water consumption by more than 20 percent, compared to 2009 usage, and is annually saving nearly 650,000 gallons of … Read more »

Cox Enterprises Expands Supplier Sustainability Program

Cox Enterprises has set national paper standards for its business locations in a move that the company expects to annually save the equivalent of 5,040 trees and about 2.5 million gallons of water, as well as eliminate nearly 80 tons of waste. Cox’s operations across the country are now using … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Advanced Emissions Solutions, Cox Enterprises

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders: Advanced Emissions Solutions: The holding company for power generation emissions solutions companies has appointed Heath Sampson chief financial officer. Sampson previously served as CFO at Square Two Financial. Cox Enterprises: The communications, media and automotive services company has … Read more »

Cox Sets Zero Waste and Carbon Goals

Cox Enterprises seeks to send zero waste to landfills in seven to 10 years and become carbon and water neutral in the next 25 to 30 years. These are the announced goals for Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program. The program originally focused on carbon reduction and now includes … Read more »

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Cable TV Box Standards to Cut 5M Tons CO2 Annually

Comcast, DirecTV, Cisco, AT&T and other consumer electronics and pay-TV companies, along with the Energy Department and other organizations, have developed standards for cable TV boxes expected to avoid more than 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. The voluntary agreement between the DOE, Natural Resources Defense … Read more »