(TORONTO) - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a leader in eco-friendly automotive technology, with six hybrid models currently available in the Canadian Toyota and Lexus line up. At Toyota we seek to make things better – at home, at work and in our communities. TCI’s environmental efforts extend beyond product to eco-action programs as was demonstrated by their involvement in the following activities:
 
Community program donations: TCI today announced a donation to support the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). TCI will present the TRCA with a cheque for $7,500 that will go towards the protection, enhancement and regeneration of natural watershed resources across the greater Toronto area.
 
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program: The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program is a nationwide eco-action initiative that brings teachers, students, and community members together to transform school grounds across Canada into green and creative outdoor learning environments. On June 17, students from Brampton’s Conestoga Public School helped green the Old Britannia Schoolhouse in Mississauga by planting sweet corn in the new vegetable garden, with funding from the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program.
 
Hybrid technology education: With gas prices on the rise, consumers are curious about how hybrids work and the environmental benefits of owning such a vehicle. Taking Toyota and Lexus hybrids out of the showroom and out into communities demystifies the vehicle. Most recently, Canadians got interactive with TCI hybrids at eco-trade shows like Montreal’s Salon national de l’environnement, June 13 to 15 and the “Earth Tones” event at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre from June 5 to 15. Look for the Toyota Hybrid Tour, a travelling tour featuring interactive displays and ride and drives that went across Canada last summer, to make stops at Ontario shopping centres this summer.
 
For more information on Toyota’s environmental initiatives, please visit http://www.toyota.ca/.