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Call for Entries: $500K Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks Off

September 03, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 – Some people think teenagers only care about their cell phones and weekend plans. However, the teenagers who participate in the Lexus Eco Challenge prove that they are dedicated to making the world a better place for future generations.
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2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: Global Hybrid/EV Vehicle Information

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour - Satoshi Ogiso

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: Toyota Hybrids' Environmental Impact

August 28, 2013

Toyota to Launch 'New Era' of High-MPG Hybrids, Expand Its Global Hybrid Rollout

August 28, 2013
YPSILANTI, Mich., August 28, 2013 — Want to save money and gas?  Toyota plans to help consumers do both. Promising continued gains in fuel economy, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso outlined the launch of a new era in hybrid technology with the arrival of the next-generation Prius ... ... more

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: The Plug-In Challenge

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: Toyota Prius - Pop Culture Icon

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: How Fast Is It?

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: How Far Does It Go?

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: Going Global

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour: Around the World with Lexus Hybrids

August 28, 2013

Toyota Motor Corporation Hybrid Timeline

August 28, 2013

2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour - Bob Carter

August 28, 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter discusses the automotive industry, Toyota’s hybrid vehicles, and issues an industry-wide challenge to the U.S. market. ... more

Toyota Saves Trees…by the Millions

July 10, 2013
How do you save a few billion trees and a hundred million bucks?  Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.

More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees. It also adds up to $100 million in cost savings for the company...and that’s no pulp fiction.... more

Toyota Partners with Eco-Savvy Influencers on 2013 Prius MPG Challenge

July 10, 2013
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 10, 2013 – Building on the success of wave one of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge, Toyota today launched wave two of the competition, which brings together seven prolific environmental influencers from N.Y., N.J. and Conn. These ecologically-conscious influencerswill borrow Prius Plug-In vehicles and compete against one another to see who can garner the highest overall MPG over the course of a 30-day period.... more

Toyota Drives Environmental Awareness in U.S. Hispanic Community

May 28, 2013
MIAMI (May 28, 2013) — Toyota’s commitment to the environment is a way of life, extending across operations and epitomized by the Toyota Prius Family of vehicles. Hispanics across the country are increasingly becoming environmentally aware, and in an effort to help the Hispanic community further embrace sustainability, Toyota is providing them with the tools necessary to continue on the path of going green.  A new program launched by Toyota will help increase environmental awareness in the Hispanic community across the United States.... more

Wyland Foundation and Toyota Announce Five Cities as National Mayor’s Challenge Winners

May 03, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 3, 2013) – Five U.S. cities were honored today for residents’ commitment to water-saving choices as part of the second annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.... more

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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