NPLD for Toyota

NPLD for Toyota

Since 1999, Toyota has been the national corporate sponsor of the National Environmental Education Foundation's (NEEF) National Public Lands Day. In 2011, Toyota and NEEF also formed a new partnership to launch the Public Lands Every Day initiative to build capacity for Friends Groups supporting public lands throughout the nation.

NPLD & Toyota: Over 20 Years of Partnership

Toyota and NEEF have been working together on National Public Lands Day for over 20 years. Toyota encourages their employees to get involved in NPLD activities throughout the nation by helping to care for parks, forests, rivers, beaches, shorelines, and other public lands.

Toyota has created the “Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050” in which the Company strives to go beyond zero environmental impact and achieve a net positive impact. Toyota has set itself six challenges, including achieving zero CO2 emissions and minimizing and optimizing water usage, among others. Toyota is committed to continuing toward the year 2050 with steady initiatives in order to realize sustainable development together with society. Sponsorship of national and regional environmental preservation projects is just one of many areas in which Toyota has proven its environmental stewardship.

Toyota and NEEF also provide a variety of grants and awards to support the great work being done across the nation at the local level. These grants include:

  • Every Day Capacity Building Grants to provide Friends Groups with funds of up to $5,000 to help build their organizational capacity to serve public lands.
  • Every Day Event Grants to provide $100,000 in mini-grants to support restoration and/or resilience-focused volunteer events on public lands. Awarded grantees are expected to lead service events that either restore public lands and/or make those lands more resilient to future natural disasters.

Along with event sponsorship and grants, Toyota encourages its employees to volunteer. Thousands of Toyota’s team members from throughout the United States have generously given their time to NPLD events year after year. Since entering this partnership, Toyota employees have donated the equivalent of more than $5 million in volunteer time.


Partnership in Action
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NPLD for Volunteers

Here you can find information on how to volunteer at various NPLD events happening throughout the country and online.
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