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Cox Communications

2010 Green Team, continued ...Published: June 01, 2010

Rancho Santa Margarita  •  cox.com
Founded: 1962 in Atlanta
General Manager: Thomas “Duffy” Leone, Senior Vice President
Chief Green Officer: James Leach, Vice President of Public Affairs

Through its Cox Conserves program, the cable TV and broadband services provider (the third-largest in the country, by the way) aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent over the next 10 years. It’s a bold effort, but the company is poised for the challenge. The vast amount of roof space on its 300,000-square-foot headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita is being outfitted with 600 solar panels to reduce the company’s dependence on conventional power sources and eliminate approximately 100 tons of greenhouse gasses per year. The office already recycles more than 130 tons of employee waste and 3 tons of e-waste each year. Its vanpool program eliminates more than 1 million commuter miles annually. And through its Arbor Day Foundation donations, Cox has planted 3,195 trees. Then there are the weekly educational e-mails, Go Green public service announcements and Lunch & Learn to be Green programs that the company sponsors, to ensure that clients and employees alike remain aware, informed and environmentally conscious.

“One company, one individual can’t solve the whole problem, but by focusing on what we can accomplish in our own world, we can make a significant contribution to the solution and to the community.”
– James Leach, Vice President of Public Affairs for Cox Communications

OC METRO'S 2010 GREEN TEAM