Celebration of Earth Day 2019 - simmons9

Celebration of Earth Day 2019

Atlanta, Georgia – April 26, 2019 - Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. The COX Conserves team hosted various events to demonstrate support for Earth Day! This event allowed Cox Employees and the Atlanta Community to properly recycle old electronics and paint - plus shred paper documents securely.

History

The first Earth Day was in 1970. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, was inspired to organize a national "teach-in" that focused on educating the public about the environment. In 2010, for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 225,000 people gathered at the National Mall for a climate rally. Earth Day Network launched a campaign to plant 1 billion trees, which was achieved in 2012, according to the organization.

Cox Conserves and You is the company's employee-focused initiative to drive engagement around environmentally-conscious and sustainable actions.

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