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Lexus Eco Challenge Stirs Students’ Studies - Learning About the Environment and Community Empowerment Reaps Rewards of $500,000

Lexus Eco Challenge Stirs Students’ Studies - Learning About the Environment and Community Empowerment Reaps Rewards of $500,000

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Who would have thought algae patties and cow patties would be the basis for scholarships and grants! Students across the nation are learning about the environment and making their communities a better place through science, technology, engineering and math. Using these studies, students, teachers and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 through the Lexus Eco Challenge.... more

Keep Calm and Stay Green

Keep Calm and Stay Green

April 16, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day?  Turn off the lights in an empty room?  Recycle?  Save water?
 
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especially when almost 43,000 team members across 14 North America manufacturing plants do them.  Such efforts have saved nearly $600 million since benchmarking began in 2002.
 
They’ve also resulted in Toyota’s 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.... more

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

April 14, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Fifteen years ago, a little hybrid no one knew rolled onto the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day. That hybrid – the Toyota Prius. Tomorrow, nearing the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Toyota will return to Washington, D.C., to showcase yet another revolutionary technology, the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai. Toyota has partnered with Earth Day Network to sponsor the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day celebration, April 17-19, featuring leading environmental voices, government leaders, star-studded performances and a Mirai activation. The celebration marks the beginning of a month of fuel cell features and festivities for Toyota.... more

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

March 31, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – Fresh water is a precious resource, something that is a vital part of daily life and sustainability. But steps must be taken now to ensure that the supply isn’t depleted at such a rapid rate. Toyota realizes this importance and, for the fourth consecutive year, is partnering with the Wyland Foundation to sponsor the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.... more

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

January 05, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter discusses hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, and announces royalty free use of all fuel cell patents during Toyota’s press conference at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2015.  ... more

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

December 22, 2014
Toyota takes waste management seriously. That’s why all materials—everything used to make our vehicles, not just what ends up in the final product—and processes are evaluated to improve chemical management and waste minimization.
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Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver

December 18, 2014
Sometimes it’s best to let nature take its course.

That’s what Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi environmental specialist Sean McCarthy learned when he and other team members tried to stifle the SimCity tendencies of some resourceful rodents.... more

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

December 10, 2014
Kentuckians will soon be breathing a little easier.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant.
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Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

December 04, 2014
When it comes to stewardship of that most precious liquid H2O, Toyota’s approach is anything but watered down. 
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From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

December 03, 2014
Who isn’t worried about water these days? Concerned about carbon? Count us in.

That’s why we've sold more than 2.4 million Toyota and Lexus hybrids in North America, which save approximately 500 million gallons of gasoline annually.... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

November 17, 2014
Chris Hostetter, Group Vice President – Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

November 17, 2014
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

November 17, 2014
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Board, Toyota Motor Corporation speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

The Future Has Arrived, and It's Called Mirai

The Future Has Arrived, and It's Called Mirai

November 17, 2014
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (Nov. 17, 2014) – Akio Toyoda has seen the future, and it’s called “Mirai.” That’s the name of Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, which the company’s president announced in a video released the night before the car’s official launch. ... more

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

Who Says It's Not Easy Being Green?

October 30, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Not only is Toyota Alabama a global leader in building world-class engines, but it has also become a leader in environmental excellence. The Huntsville plant received recognition for five environmental awards this week, further demonstrating the facility’s commitment to minimize its environmental footprint.   ... more

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

Think Young People Are Apathetic? Think Again. Nearly 99,000 Take Action With DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt

October 30, 2014
NEW YORK – Oct. 30, 2014 - This summer, nearly 99,000 young people across the country took action on seven different causes through DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt.... more

Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

Toyota on Monarch Migration: Traffic Welcome

October 28, 2014
Gridlock isn’t egregious when it’s butterflies in the garden.

Butterflies play an irreplaceable role in plant reproduction. Unfortunately, the monarch population in North America has declined 90 percent over the past two decades. In fact, scientists from several environmental organizations filed a petition in August, asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify the monarch as "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.... more

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

Toyota Green Initiative Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at State Farm Magic City Classic

October 22, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Toyota Green Initiative will celebrate five years of partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the State Farm Magic City Classic in Birmingham, Ala. Launched by Toyota in 2009, the Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform that educates HBCU students, alumni, and the surrounding community on the benefits of sustainable living. This year, the program aims to inspire and spark conversations beyond college campuses through partnerships and community service.... more

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

Hope STEMS, Native American Students Blossom

October 15, 2014
Denver, Colo., Oct. 15, 2014 – A hardscrabble childhood didn’t “harden” Erika Torres-Hernandez, but it did sharpen the Chippewa-Cree tribe member’s resolve to achieve her goals and give back.
 
A recipient of a Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at a tribal college in Rocky Boy, Mont. Once the 3.7-GPA student earns her four-year degree from a university, she plans to return to the reservation to teach high school.... more

Toyota is Global Hybrid Leader with Sales of 7 Million

Toyota is Global Hybrid Leader with Sales of 7 Million

October 14, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2014) – Toyota Motor Corporation announced today global hybrid sales surpassed the 7 million unit mark in September. Toyota achieved this latest million-unit hybrid milestone at the record pace of nine months.... more

How the West Was Won: Toyota Offers Chance to Be a Fuel Cell Pioneer

How the West Was Won: Toyota Offers Chance to Be a Fuel Cell Pioneer

October 08, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 – It’s hard to be a trendsetter in places like Los Angeles or San Francisco, but one lucky Californian will blaze that trail when they park a new Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) in their garage.... more

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

Toyota Volunteers Lend 200 Hands for Public Lands Day

October 07, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2014) – On Sunday, tree planting and painting were among a long list of completed projects following Toyota’s annual volunteer day at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salato Wildlife Education Center. In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), over 100 people pitched in to complete an estimated one year’s worth of work in about four hours.   ... more

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

Toyota Partners with Huntsville City to Revitalize John Hunt Park

October 02, 2014
Huntsville, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2014) – On Saturday Sept. 27, 2014, more than 100 Toyota Alabama volunteers headed to John Hunt Park in support of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).  The participants were part of a coast-to-coast effort of more than 175,000 who came together in all 50 states to donate their time and effort to improving public lands.... more

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Dig Deep into Local Parks for National Public Lands Day

September 22, 2014
Blue Springs, Miss. (Sept. 22, 2014) – What can 1700 hands and 850 hearts accomplish on a Saturday? In Mississippi, they can create a brand new community park and revitalize two other popular local public green spaces in the span of just a few hours. ... more

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

Toyota Enhances Green Space as Part of Princeton’s Bicentennial

September 22, 2014
Princeton, Ind. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Enhancements to the Bicentennial Park, landscaping a pocket park in Downtown Princeton and upgrades at Lafayette Park will all be made possible by Toyota Indiana’s $27,000 donation to the City of Princeton. The donation will commemorate Princeton’s Bicentennial celebration.... more

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