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Wyland Foundation and Toyota Announce Winning Cities of Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge

May 03, 2012
MIAMI, (May 3, 2012) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota today announced the 12 winning cities of the 2012 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition held throughout April that encouraged residents in all 50 states to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution.... more

Toyota to Debut All New RAV4 EV at EVS 26

April 30, 2012
Torrance, Calif., April 30, 2012---Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will debut the all new RAV4 EV at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) in Los Angeles.... more

Toyota and Wyland Foundation Recognize 30 Environmental Heroes in Southern California

April 24, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 24, 2012) – Toyota and the Wyland Foundation are proud to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Earth Month Heroes, a Southern California program created by the organizations to annually recognize 30 exemplary citizens who find ground-breaking ways to work toward sustaining a healthy planet.
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Toyota and Wyland Foundation Partner to Encourage Resource Conservation Throughout Earth Month

March 30, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 30, 2012) – Toyota kicks off Earth Month by expanding its partnership with the Wyland Foundation to encourage residents nationwide to preserve our natural resources by taking an online pledge to conserve water. Toyota’s support of the Wyland Foundation, a non-profit founded by renowned environmental, marine artist Wyland, is part of the automobile company’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
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Audubon & Toyota's TogetherGreen Initiative Launches Facebook App to Encourage Conservation

March 27, 2012
TogetherGreen, a conservation alliance between the National Audubon Society and Toyota, launched today the Spring Greening Challenge, a Facebook application that offers weekly conservation challenges, data on the impacts of green choices anyone can make around the home, and an opportunity for participants to win prizes.... more

Passion for the Environment Prevails as $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships Awarded to Teens

March 20, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., March 20, 2012 – From Hawaii to New York, student teams were honored today for their innovative environmental programs and rewarded with a total of $500,000 in scholarships and grants.... more

CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge Unveils Winning Sustainable Collections at New York Fashion Week

February 13, 2012
NEW YORK (Feb. 13, 2012) — The winning designers of the 2nd annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge unveiled their sustainable clothing and accessory collections on Feb. 9 at MADE at Milk Studios as part of New York Fashion Week.... more

Lexus and Scholastic Announce Second Round of Winners in the 2011 - 2012 Lexus Eco Challenge

February 07, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., February 7, 2012 – Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the second round of the fifth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.
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Lexus and Scholastic Announce First Round of Winners in the 2011 - 2012 Lexus Eco Challenge

December 06, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., December 6, 2011 – Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the fifth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers young people to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.
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Toyota Prius Family of Vehicles Receive GreenCarReports' '2012 Best Green Car to Buy' Award

November 28, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 – GreenCarReports.com has named the 2012 Toyota Prius family of vehicles as its “Best Green Car to Buy 2012.”
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Forty Environmentalists Receive TogetherGreen Fellowships

November 16, 2011
New York, November 16, 2011 – Restoring acres of cornfield to native prairie in Iowa. Creating a greenhouse program at a prison in Portland. Providing green jobs training...... more

Toyota Issues 2011 North American Environmental Report

November 09, 2011
NEW YORK – November 9, 2011 – Toyota, the most fuel-efficient full line auto manufacturer in the United States today reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability...... more

Toyota Prius Plug-in Earns 2012 Urban Green Vehicle Award

October 27, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 – The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which will go on sale in Spring of 2012, earned Decisive magazine’s annual Urban Green Vehicle of the Year Award today.... more

44 Environmental Projects Receive TogetherGreen Innovation Grants

October 19, 2011
New York, October 19, 2011Energy and dollar savings for churches in Phoenix, gardens for people and wildlife in rural Colorado, and restored habitat for the threatened American eel in the Hudson River are just three expected results of the 44 projects receiving a total of $1.1 million in the latest round of TogetherGreen Innovation Grants.... more

Toyota and Lexus Honor the Entertainment Industry's Environmental Excellence at the 21st Annual Environmental Media Awards

October 13, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., October 13, 2011 – Toyota and Lexus are once again celebrating the entertainment industry’s environmental efforts as the presenting sponsors of the Environmental Media Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15.... more

Toyota Provides Environmental Learning Experience in Costa Rica for 26 U.S. Educators

October 12, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 –Twenty-six U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to Costa Rica through the Toyota International Teacher Program...
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TMC Exhibits Biotechnology and Greening Technologies

October 03, 2011
Toyota City, Japan, October 3, 2011—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today held an event at its Toyota Biotechnology and Afforestation Laboratory in Aichi prefecture to showcase technologies developed there as part of its biotechnology and afforestation businesses. Technology on display included a newly developed yeast that increases the production yield of cellulosic ethanol bio-fuel, new technologies for the greening of parking lots and walls, and a new “cool-spot creation technology” for simulating and analyzing the effects of greening.... more

Lexus Eco Challenge Urges Students to Improve the Environment

August 30, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., August 30, 2011 – Over the past four years, the Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest, has inspired and empowered more than 20,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. For their efforts, more than $3 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools across the nation. This fall, students are invited to participate in the fifth annual Lexus Eco Challenge for a chance to win part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. Lexus, the luxury automaker, has once again joined with Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to create the eco-friendly educational school program.... more

Ford/Toyota Collaboration - Takeshi Uchiyamada

August 22, 2011
Toyota Motor Coporation Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada talks about Toyota's collaboration with Ford to develop a new hybrid system, Aug. 22, 2011, in Dearborn, Mich.... more

Toyota Selects Leviton as an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Provider

August 10, 2011
Torrance, Calif., August 10, 2011 -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) today announced that Leviton has been selected as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider for Toyota customers and dealers.
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Toyota and Tesla Announce Decision to Build RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Toyota's Woodstock, Ontario Production Facility

August 05, 2011
Woodstock, Ontario (August 5, 2011)—Toyota and Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) confirmed today that their jointly-developed RAV4 electric vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) in Woodstock, Ontario beginning in 2012.
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Toyota Agrees to Ambitious New Fuel Economy Standards

July 29, 2011
Statement on new U.S. Fuel Economy Standards to be attributed to JAMES LENTZ, PRESIDENT & COO, TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, USA, INC. ...
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Toyota RAV4 EV Coming to Market in 2012

July 19, 2011
Recent reports have incorrectly stated that the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs.  We’d like to set the record straight.  The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public.
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4-H Advances Environmental Science Education with $1.1 Million from Toyota

May 03, 2011
Chevy Chase, MD (May 3, 2011) –Toyota has announced its continued support of 4-H’s youth-focused water quality and conservation programming with a $1.1 million gift to fund the expansion of 4?H2O Community Projects and sponsor the 2011 4-H National Youth Science Day.
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Toyota to Send 24 Educators on Inaugural Visit to South Africa for Toyota International Teacher Program

April 27, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., April 27, 2011 – A group of 24 U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to South Africa through the Toyota International Teacher Program.... more

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