Toyota Canada associates kicked off Earth Week by participating in the “20-Minute Toronto Makeover” during their lunch break
TORONTO, ON., (April 19, 2013) – Dozens of Toyota Canada associates put on their running shoes, slipped on a pair of gloves, and spent their lunch time on Friday in the local community trying to stuff as many bags as possible full of garbage.
At the end of this year’s “20-Minute Toronto Makeover,” the associates had collected 70 garbage bags of refuse, which broke the record of 44 set last year in this annual event that has become an Earth Week tradition at Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI).
“Toyota Canada is committed to environmental responsibility and that starts with our associates,” said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc. “Our volunteers care deeply about sustainability and helping the communities where they live and work. This clean-up is a great way for our associates to assist both the environment and their neighbours, and have a fun time while doing it.”
The associates, who were joined by a number of TCI executives, were divided into six groups, each tasked with collecting garbage at one of six locations – outside the head office building itself and in a nearby ravine.
All the bags were divided into recyclable and non-recyclable trash and collected by the City of Toronto.
Toyota Canada’s regional offices will be organizing separate community clean-up days in the coming weeks.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota offers the most fuel efficient passenger car fleet in Canada, led by the industry’s largest selection of advanced technology vehicles such as the Toyota Prius. With a rich history of respect for the environment, Toyota Canada Inc. and its Dealerships align with like-minded organizations including Evergreen and through the Toyota Canada Foundation, Earth Day Canada, Scientists in School and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), to make things better where we live, work and play. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.