Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Companies Going the Extra Mile

Even though many feel the economy is slowing down some companies are continuing to go the extra mile to make the world a better place. One such company is Toyota who, on Monday, donated 5 of their Prius automobiles and over $600,000 in cash to Yosemite National Park.

YosemiteBlog: “Working as partners with the National Park Service, institutions of higher learning and nonprofits, Toyota’s generous contribution advances leadership and education opportunities to protect and preserve Yosemite National Park,” said Bob Hansen, president, The Yosemite Fund. “The breadth of their contributions provides the resources to inspire new generations to develop an interest in conservation, environmental management and a passion for the outdoors.”

Toyota’s donation will also be used to establish a two-week Executive Leadership Seminar in 2009 designed specifically for experienced professionals in park and protected area land management. Leaders from government, corporate, and non-profit sectors will focus on proactive approaches and strategic leadership for use in complex, real-world land management challenges. This course draws on the University of California’s academic leadership, and pairs it with the unparalleled opportunity for field study and experiential learning in Yosemite National Park.

“The development of environmental education programs is key to preserving our majestic national parks for future generations,” said Bill Duff, Corporate Manager, Environmental Office, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Toyota is proud to be part of this endeavor through our donation to The Yosemite Fund and Yosemite National Park.”

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Ashley said...

That is so awesome!! Yosemite needs to remain as protected as possible and these hybrid cars are a great way to contribute to that. If I am not mistaken, the shuttle buses they use in Yosemite are hybrids also?

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