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The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Announce 2017-2018 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

June 26, 2017
Pennington, N.J. (June 26, 2017) – The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen three winners who will receive $50,000 fellowship awards each for projects in green energy technology. The awardees are Dr. Ahmet Kusoglu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor Julie Renner, Case Western Reserve University; and Professor Shuhui Sun, Institut National de la Rechersche Scientifique (INRS).... more

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Toyota Opens a Portal to the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

April 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (April 19, 2017)— Picture the 710 Freeway heading south, bumper-to-bumper semis hauling cargo to and from the bustling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now imagine those trucks are moving that cargo quietly, quickly and without producing any emissions.  Toyota is working to make this vision a reality.     ... more

Sixth Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins April 1

Sixth Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Begins April 1

April 03, 2017
IRVINE, Calif. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 31, 2017 -- Mayors across the country will be asking residents to help ensure the sustainability of the nation’s water resources by taking part in the sixth year of a national contest aimed at reducing water waste and pollution.
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Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

Advertising That’s More Than ‘Hot Air’ [Updated]

March 23, 2017
Torrance, Calif. (March 23, 2017) – Toyota Mirai trailblazing customers care about the air – their vehicle emits nothing but water vapor.  Now, the fuel cell car’s newest campaign is blazing a trail with eco-billboard technology that will help Californians breathe even easier.   
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Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

Toyota’s New Exhaust Purifying Catalyst Reduces Precious Metal Usage by 20 Percent

February 21, 2017
Toyota City, Japan, February 22, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation announces the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that uses 20 percent less precious metal in approximately 20 percent less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance. The design is the world’s first integrally-molded Flow Adjustable Design Cell (FLAD®) substrate, with a different cell cross-sectional area at the inner portion compared to that at the outer portion. Innovative design and manufacturing technologies have allowed for the mass production of the new catalyst, which will gradually be installed in new vehicle models, starting from the Lexus LC500h later this year.... more

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

Toyota and Shell One Step Closer to a Hydrogen Refueling Network in California

February 20, 2017
Torrance, Calif., February 20, 2017 -- On February 17, The California Energy Commission (CEC) posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Shell, in partnership with Toyota, will be considered for the installation of hydrogen refueling equipment into seven retail stations in the state of California and an award of $16,362,500 to develop those stations.  ... more

Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

December 15, 2016
PLANO, Texas (December 15, 2016) –  For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada.... more

Boxes, Bats and Habitats

Boxes, Bats and Habitats

October 31, 2016
BUFFALO, W. Va, Oct. 31, 2016 – OK, say you’re a bat and you’re in the vicinity of Toyota’s powertrain plant in Buffalo, West Virginia.  It’s almost Halloween and contrary to popular folklore, you are NOT getting psyched to go all “vampire” on everybody.  NO!  You’re actually hunting for a place to hang out, no bat-pun intended.... more

Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

Let's Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

October 20, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 – Lights (LED, of course, for efficiency), camera (digital to reduce waste)…action!
 
On Saturday, October 22, Toyota and Lexus will celebrate 16 years of partnership with EMA at the 26th annual Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. ... more

National Public Lands Day: Let’s Help Elk…and Their Ilk

National Public Lands Day: Let’s Help Elk…and Their Ilk

September 20, 2016
Ever enjoy a picnic at the park? Trek down a hiking trail? Raft a local river? If so, now might be the time to give a little back. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is Sept 24, and Toyota encourages all of its team members, dealers and customers to offer a little nurture to nature.
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The Nature of It All

The Nature of It All

August 25, 2016
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Aug. 25, 2016) –  Online gaming or using social media apps - kids often live in virtual environments.  But kids in Yellowstone National Park will soon have a new living environment to explore, with help from Toyota. ... more

Let's Roam Places

Let's Roam Places

August 18, 2016
What does Toyota have in common with the National Parks?... more

Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge Launches with a Chance to Win $500,000

Tenth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge Launches with a Chance to Win $500,000

August 17, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif., (Aug. 17, 2016) – Over the past nine years, the Lexus Eco Challenge has been changing the lives of students and teachers across the U.S. Students have learned about the environment through hands-on projects, inspired their entire communities to improve the environment globally and   demonstrated their passion for science, technology, engineering and math.  Many have used their prize winnings to continue their schooling and pay for college.  The Lexus Eco Challenge is an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students to help clean the air, water, and land in their neighborhoods and beyond. To learn more about the program visit: http://www.scholastic.com/lexus.... more

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

WWF and Toyota Form Global Partnership, Join Forces on Living Asian Forest Project and Climate Change

July 20, 2016
TOKYO (July 20, 2016) -- WWF and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into a five-year agreement aimed at accelerating the globe's transition to sustainability. Through this partnership, the organizations will work together to promote biodiversity conservation, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the move toward a "zero carbon" society.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce 2016-2017 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce 2016-2017 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2016
Pennington, N.J.  (July 15, 2016) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive a minimum of $50,000 each for fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Elizabeth Biddinger, City College of New York; Professor Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Professor Joshua Snyder, Drexel University.... more

Power Play

Power Play

June 14, 2016
Plano, Texas (June 14, 2016) – Toyota is hitting multiple shots-on-goal to reduce energy usage and environmental impacts at their new Plano headquarters campus.  The player bench is stacked with energy partners and programs to help achieve the goal of Platinum LEED Certification at the state-of-the-art campus. ... more

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

June 08, 2016
WASHINGTON D.C. (JUNE 8, 2016) – Toyota North American manufacturing plants share space with all creatures great and small – from the furry to the feathered. And a main mission for the automaker is to keep those critters content.
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Toyota Is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano

Toyota Is Ready to Catch Some Rays in Plano

June 06, 2016
Plano, Texas and San Diego, Calif. (June 6, 2016) – It might not be the sunshine state, but Texas gets its fair share of sun.  And when Toyota moves into its new North American headquarters next year, the automaker plans to “catch a ray.”... more

New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity

May 10, 2016
Gland, Switzerland, May 10, 2016 --  (IUCN) The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This will significantly increase knowledge on the extinction risk of more than 28,000 species, including many that are key food sources for a significant portion of the global population.... more

Prius on Top…Talk about a Broken Record

Prius on Top…Talk about a Broken Record

April 23, 2016
Toyota broke a Guinness World Recordstitle today, setting a new record for the most vehicles in a hybrid parade. 
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TMMTX Manufactures Clean Water, Power . . . and Trucks

TMMTX Manufactures Clean Water, Power . . . and Trucks

April 22, 2016
San Antonio, Texas (Apr. 22, 2016) -- At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX), Earth Day is every day. The plant, which builds both the Tundra and Tacoma trucks, recycles 1.2 million gallons of water. Every. Day. By cleaning the water received from San Antonio Water Systems, using it, then cleaning it again, TMMTX has been returning better quality water than it received from the system since 2007. While that amount of water recycling is a tremendous achievement, it is not the stopping point for sustainability at TMMTX.
 
TMMTX’s newest project, a partnership with CPS Energy, will see two acres of solar panels installed on the TMMTX campus. The solar panels will be located near the plant’s Visitor and Education Center, providing an education opportunity for the thousand-plus visitors who tour the plant monthly.... more

Honor thy Planet.

Honor thy Planet.

April 22, 2016
Toyota and team members from Mississippi to Michigan are celebrating the Earth in a variety of ways.... more

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

EPA Recognizes Toyota as Environmental Leader for 12th Consecutive Year

April 14, 2016
Washington, D.C., (April 14, 2016) -- Since 2002, Toyota has saved over 16 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. That is the equivalent of powering 995,000 average American homes for an entire year.  Saving that much energy across Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing facilities could not have been possible without the individual efforts of team members to reduce energy use in their processes and work areas. Their efforts have enabled Toyota to earn its twelfth consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year Award.... more

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

Inspired Students Take Hormones and Algae to a Whole New Level in the Lexus Eco Challenge

April 13, 2016
TORRANCE, Calif. – April 13, 2016 – Who knew hormones and slimy green algae would help boost teens’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math, and win scholarship money?... more

Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

Grammys Weekend Brings Together Music Industry Elite and Toyota Green Initiative for Eco-Infused 12th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Brunch

February 12, 2016
Feb. 12, 2016 -- The celebration of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards will bring together music industry elite for an exclusive brunch hosted by award-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox. The annual “Breakfast Club” event will present guests with an eco-infused experience provided by the Toyota Green Initiative, an environmentally focused program designed to promote sustainability.... more

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