This marks the third time, by our count, Toyota has partnered up with Yellowstone National Park to develop greener buildings that help the park reach its sustainability goals.
Last year, Toyota used a network of 208 Camry Hybrid batteries to store electricity generated by a solar array, which would allow the Lamar Buffalo Ranch to supply its own off-grid power. Back in 2010, Toyota donated $1 million, and provided guidance on achieving LEED Certification for the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.
This year, the eco-friendly automaker is donating another $1 million to support the new Yellowstone Youth Campus. The campus will house students participating in residential programs at the park, and aims to be the first campus on a national park to achieve Living Building Challenge Certification.
"The new Yellowstone Youth Campus is an opportunity to support the conservation principles of the National Park Service while reinforcing Toyota's commitment to the environment," said Toyota Motor North America Environmental General Manager Kevin Butt. "We hope this environmental learning center will inspire and empower future leaders in building a more culturally aware, ecologically responsible and regenerative future."
Learn more about Toyota's ongoing efforts to protect the environment, through outreach projects, sustainable manufacturing, more efficient new vehicles, and more, at Jaffarian Toyota.