Cox Conserves Expands Solar Power to More of its Green Business

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Cox Enterprises; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

A while back I got followed on Twitter by Cox Enterprises, which I’ve known is big time media, communications and automotive services company (never knew that. Wow) The company has invested more than $116 million in sustainability projects since the launch of their national sustainability program, Cox Conserves, way back in 2007. Conserves Solar install, Manheim, Portland Oregon

Cox Conserves, Manheim Solar Installation (Stockbridge, GA)

Through Cox Conserves, they aim to drive positive environmental change within the company and in the communities they serve.

Cox Conserves’ goals are to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and be carbon and water neutral by 2044.

As part of their sustainability initiatives, Cox Enterprises has completed a total of 30 solar projects.

On May 3rd, the Cox Conserves team announced the opening of four new solar farms across Georgia and Florida as part of the Southeast Solar Farm Fund. Cox is a major investor to this $25M project – the largest solar opening the company has completed to date – in partnership with PEC Velo. (Please note I am totally now interested in seeing these projects in person! Hint hint. LOL)

Yet this is just one example of the company’s commitment to renewable energy and the types of sustainable technology investments that I love talking about!

Concentrating on three sectors – sustainable agriculture, water utilities and renewable energy – the Cox Cleantech team addresses environmental challenges facing the world and transform them into opportunity for positive change. They get it. They get the Sustainability Bug. They understand that “Susty” means cash money nowadays. Rates of return on Solar are too great not to consider renewable energies.

In their words:

Cox Enterprises believes that what is good for the environment is good for the bottom line, so the company is always looking for innovation and technologies to invest in.

Good for the Planet, Good for Business

Cox Enterprises is proud of their commitment to the environment. They know (the bottom line doesn’t lie) that you can do well by doing good. They also know that corporate social responsibility is key to attracting and retaining young talent. Millennial jobseekers, in particular, work for companies that committed to reducing their impact on the planet.

The Power of Solar

These four installations will produce enough electricity to power 2,200 homes annually. The energy produced prevents 13,850 tons of carbon from entering the environment each year, equal to removing nearly 3,300 cars from the road per year. Combined, all four locations are made up of 42,000 panels!

Now look!

I think this is bigger than just Cox Enterprises. Imagine if every company did something like Cox. Imagine if the biggest company provided energy to the grid that was green and cheaper? It’s profitable to go green. I’m not into hurting companies and their bottom line. Then they wouldn’t call me. They call me because I understand the profitable opportunities for consumers, government and business should go Solar like Cox Conserves. Then they would themselves be more profitable.

Source: Cox Conserves