Oct. 15, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a growing number of colleges and universities apply for 2012 Tree Campus
Foundation and Toyota announced five tree planting events at campuses throughout the country this fall.
)The events acknowledge the accomplishments of five 2011 Tree Campus
recipients and offer students and staff the opportunity to participate in hands-on campus conservation.
, a national program launched in 2008 by the
Foundation with generous support from Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of environmental stewardship.
The first event was held
, at the
University of Colorado-Boulder
, with the second scheduled today at
Los Angeles Valley College
, the first community college in
to participate in Tree Campus
. Subsequent events are slated for
Delaware State University
Georgia State University in Atlanta
"Participation in the Tree Campus
program and tree planting events like these is a terrific opportunity for service-oriented and environmentally-conscious students," said
, founder and chief executive of the
Foundation. "We're excited to continue working with Toyota to help spread the spirit of stewardship to young people across America."
"At Toyota, we believe in empowering individuals to make our communities cleaner and greener," said
Patricia Salas Pineda
, group vice president of National Philanthropy and the Toyota
Foundation at Toyota Motor North America. "We look forward to working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds this fall and in the coming months as even more colleges and universities become a part of Tree Campus
During 2011, the
Foundation and Toyota helped campuses throughout the country plant 30,000 trees, and Tree Campus
colleges and universities have invested more than
in campus forest management. More information and a complete list of 2011 campuses are available at
About the Arbor Day Foundation:
Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at
, or by visiting us on
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in
the United States
in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than
, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.
Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than
to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit