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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

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

Lend a Hand to Protect Public Lands

September 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park can do for you but what you can do for your park.
 
The answer? Participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.... more

Help Bring Harmony to the Environment for a Chance to Win $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Help Bring Harmony to the Environment for a Chance to Win $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

August 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2014) – We know teenagers can be loud, but their small actions speak volumes. Committed young students from across the country have demonstrated that they can make an impact and make the world a better place just by learning about the environment and taking steps to make it better for their communities and world.  Through the Lexus Eco Challenge, more than 26,000 middle and high school students have earned over $4.5 million for themselves, their teachers, and their schools. ... more

Three Reasons You Should Be Driving a Hybrid

Three Reasons You Should Be Driving a Hybrid

August 07, 2014
You don’t have to be a pious Prius driver (but it sure helps) to enjoy the benefits of hybrid technology.
 
  1. Help others breathe a little easier. Since 2000, the Prius family of vehicles has saved an estimated 26.5 million tons of COemissions in the U.S.
 
  1. Save gas. Prius family owners could drive around the earth 4.39 million times with the fuel saved.
 
  1. Save gas money. Over the last 14 years, the Prius family (compared to an average car) has saved Americans about $5 billion in fuel costs.
... more

Helping a Friend in NEEF

Helping a Friend in NEEF

August 06, 2014
Washington, DC (August 6, 2014) – Thirty five nonprofit organizations nationwide will share in more than $150,000 in capacity building grants to help support public lands. The Public Lands Program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) provided the grants thanks to a partnership with Toyota.... more

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On 'The Hunt' with DoSomething.org and Toyota

July 17, 2014
NEW YORK (July 17, 2014) – For the first time ever, DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, turned to its members, aged 13-25, for their ideas on how to tackle different social issues. From August 4 to August 10, the DoSomething.org community in partnership with Toyota will take on these campaigns in “The Hunt.”... more

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

July 08, 2014
NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) –Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is pleased to invite applicants for its 2014 fellowship and innovation grants program. The program supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions.... more

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Will be Shown at 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Will be Shown at 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

June 25, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (June 25, 2014) – Toyota’s first commercial zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) is coming to the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. First unveiled in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, the vehicle will make its North American debut at the annual conference on Friday, June 27.... more

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

Giving a Buzz ‘bout Bees

June 18, 2014
Weather warms and bees buzz, a sure sign they’re getting down to business … pollinating the plant populace. And as the top population handling this serious undertaking, they’re getting a hand from Toyota.... more

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

Yellowstone...Where the Deer and the Antelope and the Prius Play

June 04, 2014
Don’t get stuck in a “bear jam” is advice to live by for the 3 million annual visitors to Yellowstone National Park. But if you do become entangled in traffic caused by an elusive yet exciting bear sighting, take the time to chat up the ranger perched nearby in a Toyota Prius.... more

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

Buffalo and Bears and Batteries – Oh My!

June 04, 2014
Torrance, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The nation’s oldest National Park is ready for some new power.  Toyota Camry hybrid batteries will soon power the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a new lease on life for the batteries and new, zero emission, energy option for the Park.  Now that’s a “bear-able” solution! ... more

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

Toyota Helps Haul 130 Elephants Worth of Stuff

May 21, 2014
We’ve all been there - the dreaded garage clean-out.  The lovely time when you dredge up a 42-pound CRT from 1997, the after-college futon you thought you donated two years ago and some crusted paint cans you (responsibly) did not throw away but never quite made it to the hazardous waste center. ... more

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

Planting Seeds for Future Growth, Toyota Reaches Environmental Milestone

May 09, 2014
PRINCETON, Ind. (May 9, 2014)  –  Aside from being a great place to work and producing world-class vehicles, Toyota Indiana strives to be a leader in its environmental efforts.  Today the plant showed 100,000 reasons why its environmental efforts are gaining traction.... more

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

May 06, 2014
The word she keeps using is “obsessed.”

Jackie Birdsall became “obsessed” with cars when she was a teenager. That made her “obsessed” with the history of auto icons like Henry Ford and Lee Iacocca. In 2003, she did an internship with Daimler-Chrysler, leading to an “obsession” with hydrogen fuel cell technology.

And now, as an engineer at Toyota Technical Center, Birdsall is “obsessed” with bringing fuel cell technology to the masses.... more

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

Toyota Collaborates with FirstElement, Providing Financial Assistance to Facilitate a Hydrogen Refueling Network in Targeted California Locations

May 01, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2014) – “The issue of hydrogen refueling infrastructure is not so much about how many stations; but rather, location, location, location,” stated Bob Carter, senior vice president, Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), just four months ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell sedan due to launch in 2015.
 
“Solutions are being found through collaboration between government, academia, carmakers and energy providers.  Stay tuned, because this infrastructure thing is going to happen.”
 
Today, TMS and its affiliate Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) announced that they have entered into a group of financial agreements with FirstElement Fuel Inc. (FE) to support the long-term operation and maintenance expenses of new hydrogen refueling stations in California.  The actual amount of financial assistance will be based on an analysis of the grant award to FirstElement by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Notice of Proposed Awards (NOPA) announced on Thursday, May 1, and final approval of the NOPA, anticipated in June.... more

The Future of Fuel Efficient Mobility Comes to the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Future of Fuel Efficient Mobility Comes to the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

April 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2014) – How to bring the future of fuel efficient mobility to drivers across America was the challenge posed by Toyota during the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference today in Los Angeles.... more

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

Toyota Celebrates A Decade of Energy Excellence

April 24, 2014
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – What do the cities of Dallas, Texas and Oakland, Calif. have in common?  A lot, according to Toyota’s engineers, despite the two cities being separated by nearly 1,700 miles with different demographics and industries.... more

Go with the Flow: Save Water

Go with the Flow: Save Water

April 23, 2014
Saving water = saving money.

It’s a pretty basic equation about a very important commodity, and here are five ways you can help, with very little effort.... more

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