Previous Argon Award recipient increases support for signature Southface event
Southface is pleased to announce Cox Enterprises as the presenting sponsor for its upcoming Visionary Dinner on September 19 at the Georgia Aquarium. Previously a patron sponsor, Cox has raised its commitment of support, and will be providing the emcee for the event. For the third year in a row, Mohawk Group is the event’s title sponsor.
“We have been thrilled to work with Cox Enterprises and Cox Conserves to create this new sponsorship opportunity,” said Southface President, Andrea Pinabell. “Giving back is fundamental to the Cox organization, and this effort further demonstrates the qualities for which Cox was previously recognized as a winner of the Southface Argon Award for leadership in sustainability.”
Cox received the Argon Award in 2015. Cox Enterprises’ support of the Visionary Dinner is part of the company’s national Cox Conserves sustainability program that is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Through Cox Conserves, the company has saved 57 million gallons of water through conservation, offset 82,000 tons of carbon and diverted 97,000 tons of waste.
The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities. The evening brings together more than 400 policy makers, industry leaders, development and construction professionals, interested community citizens and stakeholders to network and celebrate environmental leadership in the region. This year, the Visionary Dinner will include a provocative conversation on the changing landscape for collaboration among cities to create healthy and resilient communities through the eyes of national leaders in philanthropy.
The evening highlight is the presentation of the prestigious Argon Award to celebrate sustainability in action. Mohawk Group is the returning Visionary Dinner title sponsor. Mohawk is leading the floor covering industry in product transparency.
For more information on the Southface Visionary Dinner, including additional sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.visionarydinner.org.
Southface inspires market-based solutions at the nexus of the natural, social and built environments. Since 1978 Southface has served as the Southeast’s nonprofit leader in promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. Learn more at www.southface.org.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company’s major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company’s international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. Learn more at www.coxenterprises.com.
About Mohawk Group
Mohawk Group, the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial flooring, delivers industry-leading style, cutting-edge innovation, unmatched service and superior sustainability. As the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, Mohawk Group has a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years. The company’s enduring family of brands—Mohawk, Karastan and Durkan—are widely regarded as the most trusted names in the commercial flooring business. Rounding out its esteemed product offering, the Mohawk Group also offers a full spectrum of hard surface flooring products and installation accessories that exceed the most rigorous performance standards. For additional information, visit www.mohawkgroup.com.
About The Visionary Dinner
The Visionary Dinner supports Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities. One of the Atlanta environmental community’s most highly anticipated events, the evening includes networking, a visionary program and a memorable dining experience provided by Atlanta’s top chefs who collaborate to create a sumptuous, wine-paired and locally sourced feast. For more information, visit www.visionarydinner.org.