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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

Lexus and Scholastic Announce First Round of Winners in the 2009-2010 Lexus Eco Challenge

January 06, 2010
Sixteen middle and high schools from 12 states have been named winners in the first round of the third annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that empowers young people to make a positive difference for the environment. Lexus will award a total of $500,000 in grants and scholarships throughout this year’s program.... more

Lexus and Scholastic to Award $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

September 28, 2009
Since launching in 2007, the Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 8,500 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take a stand to improve it. From educating the community about the benefits of solar ovens to producing bio-fuel from used fast food oil, students across the country have tackled a wide range of topics and issues. Students are once again invited to participate in the third annual Lexus Eco Challenge for a chance to win part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships.... more

$1 Million in Grants, Scholarships Awarded to Next Generation of Environmentalists

$1 Million in Grants, Scholarships Awarded to Next Generation of Environmentalists

April 16, 2009
Producing biodiesel from local fast food restaurants’ used vegetable oil and sending solar ovens with “green cuisine” recipe books to hurricane-ravaged Haiti were the two top winning projects in the second 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 a stand to improve it.... more

Lexus and Alicia Keys Honor Los Angeles’ Thomas Jefferson High School Through “Lexus Keys to Innovation”

April 02, 2009
Lexus, the top-selling luxury automaker, and multi Grammy award-winning recording artist, Alicia Keys, announced today that Los Angeles’ Thomas Jefferson High School, will be honored with a $10,000 Grand Prize for its environmental achievements through the “Lexus Keys to Innovation” philanthropy program.... more

Lexus and Alicia Keys Celebrate Earth Month by Honoring Los Angeles' Thomas Jefferson High School Through “Lexus Keys to Innovation”

Lexus and Alicia Keys Celebrate Earth Month by Honoring Los Angeles' Thomas Jefferson High School Through “Lexus Keys to Innovation”

April 01, 2009
To kick off Earth Month, Lexus, the top-selling luxury automaker, and multi Grammy award-winning recording artist, Alicia Keys, will honor Los Angeles’ Thomas Jefferson High School with a $10,000 Grand Prize for its environmental achievements through the “Lexus Keys to Innovation” program. The “Lexus Keys to Innovation” program is a unique way for Lexus and Alicia Keys to recognize and reward students who have successfully implemented innovative environmental programs in their schools and communities.... more

Lexus Environmental Flyer

March 31, 2009
Lexus' commitment to the environment.... more

Lexus and Scholastic Announce Winners of the Lexus Eco Challenge #3

Lexus and Scholastic Announce Winners of the Lexus Eco Challenge #3

March 06, 2009
Hundreds of communities across the country learned about climate change, energy conservation and ways to protect the environment thanks to the work of participants in this year’s Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take a stand to improve it. Sixteen teams in 14 states were awarded $10,000 each for their outstanding entries in Challenge #3, the last of three initial Challenges.... more

Lexus and Scholastic Announce Winners of the Lexus Eco Challenge #2

January 30, 2009
To date, nearly 5,000 teens nationwide have taken part in this year’s Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take a stand to improve it. In the second of three initial rounds of competition, 17 teams in 15 states have been awarded $10,000 each for their outstanding entries.... more

Lexus And Scholastic Announce Winners Of The Lexus Eco Challenge #1

November 25, 2008
Teens nationwide learned the importance of recycling, composting, saving endangered plant and animal species, and cleaning up parks and forests as they took part in the Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take a stand to improve it.... more

Fabien Cousteau Joins Lexus, Scholastic to Launch $1 Million Environmental Challenge

September 23, 2008
Water pollution, vampire electronics and alternative energy were just a few of the topics more than 3,500 young people across the nation addressed last year in the Lexus Eco Challenge.... more

Lexus, Scholastic Announce Winners of The Lexus Environmental Challenge #4

March 03, 2008
The fourth and final initial round of the Lexus Environmental Challenge motivated hundreds of middle and high school students nationwide to explore what they can do to help address the climate crisis they hear about so often.... more

Lexus And Scholastic Announce Winners Of The Lexus Environmental Challenge #3

February 01, 2008
Green roofs, radon pollution, toxic cleaning products and mold spores are just some of topics addressed when middle and high school students nationwide implemented plans as part of the third phase of the Lexus Environmental Challenge, a program designed by Lexus and Scholastic to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment.... more

Lexus And Scholastic Announce Winners Of The Lexus Environmental Challenge #2

January 14, 2008
Streams, lakes, oceans and ponds nationwide got a little cleaner when middle and high school students across the country entered the second phase of the Lexus Environmental Challenge, a program designed by Lexus and Scholastic to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment.... more

Toyota Donates Computers to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

Toyota Donates Computers to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School

November 29, 2007
Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America (TEMA) shipped fifty seven Hewlett Packard 4100 computers and large screen monitors to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology located in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana.... more

Lexus, Scholastic Announce Winners of The Lexus Environmental Challenge #1

November 15, 2007
From California to New York, middle and high school students rose to the challenge with their entries in the Lexus Environmental Challenge, a program designed by Lexus and Scholastic to educate and empower students to take action to improve the environment. Fourteen school teams from 11 states were recognized today for their outstanding environmental action plans for the "Protecting the Land" Challenge, the first of four challenges.... more

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