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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

Toyota Announces Priority Registration Web Site for All-New Prius Plug-In Hybrid

April 19, 2011
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the introduction of a new Online Order System that will launch later this year for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the most advanced Prius yet.... more

A $3.1 Million Grant Renewal From The Toyota USA Foundation Expands Environmental Program for Urban Youth

April 08, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2011) – In an effort to diversify the green movement and extend the benefits of nature to urban youth, The Nature Conservancy just announced the expansion of its signature youth program, Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF).... more

Innovative Students Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Environment and Earn $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Innovative Students Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Environment and Earn $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

April 07, 2011
Educating the community about the contamination of lobsters in local and global waters and raising money to purchase solar panels for their school and encouraging others to look into renewable energy were the two top winning projects in the fourth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. 
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Toyota Sells One-Millionth Prius in the U.S.

April 06, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., April 5, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the one-millionth sale of the Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid gas-electric vehicle, in the United States.... more

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept To Make World Debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept To Make World Debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show

April 05, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 5, 2011) – Lexus today announced that the LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.... more

Toyota Raises Green Consciousness with African American Consumers at the 66th Annual CIAA Basketball Tournament

March 09, 2011
The Toyota Green Initiative, an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower the collegiate audience to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, closed the 2011 CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Tournament by announcing the winner of the first-ever Toyota Green Initiative Contest. Toyota, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2011 CIAA Tournament, raised green consciousness and furthered dialogue around sustainability through a series of events at the tournament.... more

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