Toyota 2016 Earth Day Participation
In case you weren’t aware, Earth Day took place last week Friday, on April 22nd. We’ve mentioned before how involved with the environment Toyota is, so Toyota’s 2016 Earth Day participation should come as no surprise. Toyota Canada Inc., with support from Canadian dealers across the country, not only focused on saving the earth but had our future generations in mind as well.
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“Earth Day is a great reminder of the responsibility each individual has to the environment every day. It’s the reason why Toyota is not only committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing vehicles with sustainability in mind, but ultimately protecting our future generations.”
– Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.
What did Toyota do for Earth Day?
In Québec, Toyota dealers supported the cause by helping 450 school children from around the province receive seedlings as a part of The Eden Projects. These students will have to take care of a tree for a whole month, and eventually plant their seedlings in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to help facilitate a new urban forest. Furthermore, for each tree planted in Québec, Toyota will donate seedlings to students in Madagascar, while also donating school supplies.
As for Toronto, certain Toyota Canada associates took part in the WWF CN Tower Climb, helping to raise and donate more than $3,000 to the World Wildlife Foundation’s nature cause. Many other tasks were undertaken throughout Earth Week, including the collection of household hazardous waste and a lunchtime garbage pick up by Toyota Canada executives, which resulted in 66 bags of trash.
We’re proud to be a part of a family that is so dedicated to helping the environment and creating the best future for younger generations, and we will continue trying to do our best not just on Earth Day but throughout the year.