Toyota and team members from Mississippi to Michigan are celebrating the Earth in a variety of ways.

Bridge Building

In addition, volunteers from Toyota Mississippi and Hunter Douglas will build a bridge at Tombigbee State Park, MS. This will allow reopening of the park’s nature trail. So forty Boys & Girls Club members joined volunteers to help clear the nature trail. They will also experience an urban camp-out/overnight stay in the park.

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Energize Innovators

Toyota Technical Center is partnering with Shell Eco-marathon Americas, which returns to Detroit this weekend. The year-round program gives young innovators practical experience developing smarter, energy-efficient transportation technologies. Tracing its roots back to 1939 and a friendly competition between scientists at a Shell research facility, the program can inspire careers tackling the global energy challenge.

Plant Plants

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) is celebrating nature by planting 120 cherry blossom trees. That’s of the Yoshino and Kwanzan varieties. All along the front of its campus.

Now the plant has been home to cherry trees for some time. Yet this is the first major planting at the facility.  (Fun fact: In 1912, Tokyo gifted 3,000 cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. A descendant of those trees now calls TMMK home; the tree was given to the plant in 2012 to celebrate the lasting friendship between the countries.)

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Keep It Clean

Furthermore and part of its partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, Toyota served as the official sponsor of the Keep it Clean Live Comedy Benefit. It was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on April 21 in Hollywood. Additionally, proceeds from the show helping more than 280 Waterkeeper organizations. All defending rivers, bays, streams and coastlines worldwide from pollution.

Nature and Nurture

During Toyota’s 16th annual Earth Camp, Toyota Indiana is hosting more than 600 third grade students from Gibson and Vanderburgh counties. The goal of the event is to help teach the students environmental responsibility through hands-on activities. For example, in the “recycle relay”, student teams race through barrels of waste to determine what can be recycled. Also, wildlife exhibits and a hike through the forest at a local nature center help deliver the message of preservation.

Earth Day Endeavors

In conclusion, team members at Toyota Volunteering at Motor Manufacturing Alabama are “shredding it”. Essentially, they are taking excess materials and disposing of them in a safe way. From bringing in confidential papers for shredding to carpooling. As well as dropping off household hazardous waste items for proper disposal. Finally and most importantly they strive to do their part for the planet.

Source: Toyota, April 22, 2016