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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

Being in Touch With Your Senses Can Bring You Closer to Lexus, Milan and ¥2.5 Million

Being in Touch With Your Senses Can Bring You Closer to Lexus, Milan and ¥2.5 Million

August 13, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. - Aug. 13, 2014 – Ah, the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and feel of Milan in the spring!  Designers who have innovative ideas can enter the 2015 Lexus Design Award for a chance to display their works at the 2015 Milan Design Week, be mentored by international creatives and receive up to ¥2.5 million to build a prototype of their own. The third Lexus Design Award competition is open for entries!... more

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

Lexus Golf Activities in Full Swing at U.S. Open Championships

June 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 9, 2014) — The U.S. Open Championships repeatedly produce some of the best moments in golf history and this year should be no different. For the first time, the world’s best male and female golfers will compete in back-to-back championships on the same course at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, NC, from June 9 to 22. Lexus is returning as the official vehicle of the U.S. Open Championships in partnership with the United States Golf Association (USGA®) and will provide over 400 courtesy vehicles to players, USGA professionals and associates throughout the Championship.... more

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000  in Donations and Fundraising

Lexus Gives More Than a Close Shave for St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Over $53,000 in Donations and Fundraising

April 23, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 23, 2014) – Did you shave your head in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Some folks at Lexus and select dealers did to help St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.... more

Lexus Looking for Close Shave on St. Patrick’s Day

Lexus Looking for Close Shave on St. Patrick’s Day

March 03, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 3, 2014) — How bold will you go for a good cause? To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the all-new Lexus IS, a performance sedan with an adventurous personality, Lexus is partnering with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, to create the Lexus Bold IS contest. This unique social media-driven challenge seeks out courageous people willing to shave their heads for a worthy cause—and the chance to win $2,500. The contest will help raise awareness about children’s cancer, and Lexus will donate $25,000 to St. Baldrick’s to help fund the best research to find cures for all childhood cancers.

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Students Get Dollars and Sense in Lexus Eco Challenge - $500, 000 Awarded to Teams Who Learn About Environment and Community Empowerment

Students Get Dollars and Sense in Lexus Eco Challenge - $500, 000 Awarded to Teams Who Learn About Environment and Community Empowerment

February 24, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Feb. 24, 2014)  – It’s a win, win situation! Communities become a better place, and students, teachers and schools have the chance to share $500,000 in scholarships and grants through the Lexus Eco Challenge.... more

Give Back with Lexus ‘Check In for Charity’ Campaign

Give Back with Lexus ‘Check In for Charity’ Campaign

December 23, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2013) — As an extension of its “December to Remember” Sales Event, Lexus is once again offering a “Check In for Charity” social component that helps its fans give back to a good cause. Now through Jan. 2, 2014, Facebook and Foursquare users can connect to the custom app by visiting LexusCheckInforCharity.com.... more

Lexus Eco Challenge Finalists Conquer Conservation and Climate Issues to Win $10,000  and a Chance to Compete for Up to $30,000 More

Lexus Eco Challenge Finalists Conquer Conservation and Climate Issues to Win $10,000 and a Chance to Compete for Up to $30,000 More

December 10, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2013 – Trading cell phones for calculators, and fashion trends for lab coats, 32 middle and high school teams were selected as finalists for the Lexus Eco Challenge – claiming a $10,000 prize to be shared among the team, teacher and school. The winners will now compete in the Final Challenge for a chance to win one of two $30,000 grand prizes and eight $15,000 first-place awards.... more

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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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

Call For Entries: $500k Lexus Eco Challenge Revs Up

September 25, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., (Sept. 25, 2012) – Young people are committed to making a difference in the world, and for the sixth year, their efforts will be rewarded through the Lexus Eco Challenge. An educational program and contest, the Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 22,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. For their efforts, more than $3.5 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools across the nation. This fall, students are invited to participate 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.
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Toyota Mississippi Teams Up To Support National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2012
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., (Sept. 22, 2012) – For the fifth consecutive year, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc., (TMMMS) team members and their families teamed up with the local community to support National Public Lands Day (NPLD). This year’s activity drew approximately 700 Toyota team members and their families who volunteered at Howard Stafford Park in Pontotoc. They performed painting, planting, trash clean-up, installation of new fire pits and a new walking track around the park’s lake.
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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

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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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

Toyota Pledges $1 Million to Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

May 05, 2011
May 5, 2011 - New York, NY – Toyota today announced a $1 million contribution to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of the recent outbreak of tornados...
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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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Lexus and L.A. Clipper Baron Davis Do Good for Underserved Children: Basketball Legend Challenges Celebrity Friends to a Race in the Lexus CT 200h

Lexus and L.A. Clipper Baron Davis Do Good for Underserved Children: Basketball Legend Challenges Celebrity Friends to a Race in the Lexus CT 200h

February 09, 2011
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Baron Davis is teaming up with leading luxury automaker Lexus to raise monies for his foundation, The Rising Stars of America (RSOA).

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Lexus and Scholastic Announce First Round of Winners in the 2010-2011 Lexus Eco Challenge

January 06, 2011
Sixteen student teams from 11 states have been named winners in the first round of the fourth 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

Toyota/Lexus Providing 16 Scholarships Through Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

September 15, 2010
Toyota has presented 16 scholarships as part of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s program to provide scholarships to the sons and daughters of Marine Corps parents who have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced today.... more

Lexus Eco Challenge Makes An International Impact

August 31, 2010
The Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 15,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. This fall, students are invited to participate in the fourth 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, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to create the eco-friendly educational school program.... more

Lexus and USGA Support Hook A Kid On Golf

June 16, 2010
For the third year, Lexus and the United States Golf Association have selected Hook A Kid On Golf as the charitable recipient to receive financial support in conjunction with the U.S. Open Championship. Hook A Kid On Golf provides communities throughout the country with the tools and resources necessary to start their own comprehensive youth golf programs, introducing golfers to the sport at a young age.... more

John Ravitch Wins Lexus Prize, Year-Long Lease of Lexus HS 250h, for Carbon Reduction Concept 'One Dashboard for Life'

April 22, 2010
The Lexus Eco Village at TED 2010, themed “A Future of Less Carbon - A Brighter Future Because Tomorrow Deserves Nothing Less,” brought together eco visionaries of the Lexus Hybrid Living Community with visionaries of the TED community to collaborate on ideas for a world using less carbon. Emphasis was placed on transportation, cuisine, sustainable cities and architecture. At the Lexus Eco Village, 50 TEDsters entered their ideas for carbon reduction through short videos and whiteboard displays for the opportunity to win a year’s lease of a Lexus HS 250h hybrid vehicle.... more

Positive Action for the Planet Earns Students, Teachers and Schools $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

April 19, 2010
Bringing relief to Haiti in the form of a biodiesel processor, solar panels, seedlings for a 2.5-acre Jatropha Farm and donated hand tools, and educating the community about the importance of cleaning up of pet waste were the two top winning projects in the third 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.... more

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