NPLD for Toyota

NPLD for Toyota

Public lands are an important resource for all Americans. They provide places to play, learn, explore, be active, and escape the bustle of everyday life. From your neighborhood green space to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands welcome people from all walks of life, stimulate the senses, build new connections to nature, and create lasting memories for millions of visitors each year.

NPLD & Toyota: Over 20 Years of Partnership

For over 20 years, Toyota Motor North America has been the national corporate sponsor of National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Partnering with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), Toyota is committed to getting more Americans out on federal, state, and community public lands, and encouraging communities to give back and protect the lands they love.

This ethos of environmental stewardship inspired the creation of the “Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050,”  with the company striving to go beyond zero environmental impact and achieve a net positive impact. This initiative consists of 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. 

Providing Financial Support for Local and National Environmental Projects

Sponsorship of national and regional environmental preservation projects is just one of many areas in which Toyota has proven its environmental stewardship. The company works closely with NEEF to provide a variety of grants and awards to support the great work being done across the nation and at the local level. 

These grants include:

Volunteer Engagement for Toyota Employees

Along with event sponsorship and grants, Toyota encourages its employees to get involved in NPLD activities in their communities by helping to care for parks, forests, rivers, beaches, shorelines, and other public lands. Thousands of Toyota 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
Group photo of volunteers for NPLD at LeRoy Oakes, St. Charles, IL

For Toyota’s Chicago Region, National Public Lands Day is a True Team Effort

"I knew Toyota partnered with NEEF and NPLD was was a big deal to the company, so I grabbed that one and have been growing the program ever since."
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Volunteers on the beach in Puerto Rico

Beaching on NPLD

Toyota's Saskia Gomez likes to spend weekends at the beach, and NPLD will be no different.
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Participants at a Toyota NPLD event in Tupelo, MS

A Little Kaizen and Yokoten Make a Successful NPLD Event

Toyota's Kathryn Ragsdale has used continuous improvement to make a difference on public lands since 1999.
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Lake Lewisville in Texas

First Time is a Charm

Aaron Wright let curiosity get the best of him.
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Group picture of NPLD volunteers at Rock Creek Park

National Public Lands Day

Mark your calendar for NPLD: Saturday, September 24, 2022!
Park Ranger at Coldwater Spring, MN for NPLD

Register your NPLD Event

Here's where to register your NPLD event and find resources to develop and promote it.
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Volunteers at a Rock Creek Park NPLD Event

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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