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Sunny, Clear Skies, and a 100 Percent Chance of Being Green - Toyota Mississippi 'Turns on the Power' at Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2013
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (April 22, 2013) –  Being green in Northeast Mississippi got a lot easier today as dozens of community members and citizens joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (Toyota), TVA and New Albany Light, Gas & Water (NALGW) this morning at a ceremony to celebrate Earth Day 2013 by “powering on” Toyota’s new 50 kilowatt solar array.
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National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation to Kick Off in Washington, D.C.

April 02, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2013) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota will launch the second annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation from the nation’s capital, with support from Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city leaders from around the country.... more

Toyota Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with Its Ninth Consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

March 26, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 26, 2013) –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) with its ninth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. 
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Teens Changing Their World and Ours: $500,000 in Eco Grants and Scholarships Awarded

March 21, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., March 21, 2013 – From California to New York, student teams were recognized today for making the world a better place by improving the environment. A total of $500,000 in scholarships and grants was awarded to teens, teachers and schools.... more

Toyota and Wyland Foundation to Launch Second Annual National Water Conservation Challenge

February 12, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2013) – Toyota is continuing its partnership with Wyland Foundation to promote resource conservation and the importance of sustainability leading up to and throughout Earth Month in April.... more

Lexus Eco Challenge First-Round Winners Take Environmental Commitment to a New Level

December 11, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 – Students from across the country are showing they can change the world, starting with their local community. Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the sixth 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.... more

Respect for the Planet: Toyota's 2012 Report Details Commitment to the Environment

December 04, 2012
NEW YORK – Dec. 4, 2012 – Toyota today highlighted its sustainable manufacturing advancements and commitment to environmental leadership as the automaker released its 2012 North America Environmental Report. The report spans Toyota operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico over the fiscal year, including research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. Toyota remains the most fuel-efficient full line auto manufacturer in the United States and the industry hybrid leader.... more

Toyota Powers-Up First of its Kind Stationary Fuel Cell

October 17, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 – Furthering its commitment to alternative energy and the environment, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) activated today a new 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator on the Torrance headquarters campus. The fuel cell will supply approximately half of the electricity for six headquarters buildings during peak demand, while producing zero emissions. Designed and built by Ballard Power Systems, the proprietary Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) stationary fuel cell is the largest PEM fuel cell of its kind. The fuel cell is powered by hydrogen gas fed directly from a pre-existing industrial hydrogen pipeline, also a first for this technology. This direct power source allows Toyota to reduce utility grid electricity usage during peak power demand. The same hydrogen pipeline also supplies a hydrogen filling station adjacent to the TMS campus used to fuel Toyota’s and other manufacturers fuel cell hybrid vehicle fleets.
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2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Product Information

September 20, 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-In Model Helping Propel Hybrid Cause

September 11, 2012
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, Sept. 11, 2012 – After six months on the market, the Prius Plug-in model has sold over 6,000 units. This sales figure represents sales momentum that has propelled the Prius Plug-in to a stronger first full six-months sales pace (6,061 units) than Chevrolet Volt Plug-in (2,745 units) and the all-electric Nissan Leaf (3,875 units).
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Forty-One Innovative Environmental Projects Win Over $1 Million in Funding from Audubon and Toyota

August 02, 2012
New York, August 2, 2012 Toyota and the National Audubon Society today awarded over $1 million in TogetherGreen Innovation Grants funding to 41 innovative environmental projects nationwide.
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BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation Agree to Further Strengthen Collaboration

June 29, 2012
MUNICH, Germany (June 29, 2012) -- Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), met today with Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, at the BMW Group headquarters in Munich...
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Toyota and Audubon Ask Drivers to Exit the Highway This Summer

June 28, 2012
NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) – Have you taken an animal safari in Texas? Checked out the “Love Motel for Insects” in New York?  Toyota and the National Audubon Society are teaming up this summer to ask Americans to Exit the Highway and pledge to spend more time taking scenic roads to nature.
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Wyland Foundation and Toyota Announce Grand Prize Winner of 2012 National Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge

June 04, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif. -- (June 4, 2012) – The Wyland Foundation and Toyota today announced that Laguna Beach, Calif. resident Nika Shalala is the grand prize winner of the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition created by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota to encourage residents in all 50 states to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution during Earth Month. As the grand prize winner, Shalala will receive a brand new Toyota Prius c Hybrid.
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Toyota Leads the Way in Green Buildings

May 30, 2012
Torrance, Calif., May 30, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc’s. (TMS) recently completed Kansas City Regional Technical Training Center in Kansas City, Mo. has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The technical training center is located at the region sales office and provides offices, classrooms and training bays for Toyota dealer technicians. A total of 11 Toyota/Lexus U.S. facilities and 18 Toyota/Lexus dealerships have achieved LEED certification, leading the automotive industry in green building efforts.... more

All-New Toyota RAV4 EV Unveiled at EVS26

May 07, 2012
LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2012) -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today revealed the highly anticipated all-new Toyota RAV4 EV at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. This all-electric SUV has an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles and charging time of approximately six hours on a 240V/40A charger. The RAV4 EV’s driving performance, dynamics and cargo capacity are equal to or exceed the gas powered RAV4 V6. Arriving fully-equipped with an MSRP of $49,800 the RAV4 EV doesn’t compromise on performance, comfort or versatility.
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2012 Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) - Toyota RAV4 EV Reveal

May 07, 2012
TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter reveals the Toyota RAV4 EV at EVS26 in Los Angeles, May 7, 2012.
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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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