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CEMEX recognised by the Wildlife Habitat Council

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CEMEX USA has announced that it has been recognised by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its commitment to biodiversity, conservation education and environmental partnerships within the communities in which it operates.

The WHC awarded eight new Conservation Certifications and seven re-certifications for new and existing programmes at CEMEX USA operations during the WHC 2019 Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Md. CEMEX’s Tepeaca and Monterrey programmes were also finalists for the 2019 Awareness and Community Engagement Project Award. The company has previously been successful in the award category, winning it previously in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

CEMEX USA’s 2019 Conservation Certification recipients include the following programmes:

  • In Phenix City, Ala., Ready Mix USA colleagues reared, tagged and released over 60 Monarch butterflies in participation with Monarch Watch – a citizen-science study to monitor Monarch populations. 
  • In Birmingham, Ala., colleagues with Ready Mix USA collaborated with Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve to plant 150 native trees at a local park and at our regional office campus.
  • In Camp Verde, Ariz., the team worked with the Friends of Verde River to remove invasive plant species. 
  • In Victorville, Calif., employees host tours and visit classrooms to educate hundreds of students each year as part of the Mojave Environmental Educational Consortium. 
  • In Lyons, Colo., employees host education programmes for local schools that integrate wildlife habitat and ecosystem improvements as well as partner with the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to provide homes for displaced and injured wildlife.
  • In Centre Hill, Fla., employees collaborate with the Sumter School District to provide a year-round one-of-a-kind education opportunity focused on habitat and the environment for students in the 2nd, 4th and 6th grades.
  • In Clermont, Fla., employees conduct hands-on learning activities about the local habitat for students of Lake County. Our Engstrom Environmental Educational Centre has been operating for 20 years.
  • In Clinchfield, Ga., the team helped monitor the central Georgia black bear population in partnership with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Since the award ceremony, CEMEX USA operations in Demopolis, Ala., achieved recertification for its programme designed to conserve wood duck populations. Since 2008, the team at Demopolis has maintained seven nesting boxes near a former quarry pond, providing the birds safe places to nest and raise their young. The WHC is expected to honour Demopolis during its 2020 conference later this year.

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