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News   April 24, 2003   by Auto Service World

Toyota Donates Evergreen Learning Grounds Award of Excellence

Some 89 schools across Canada are receiving a Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds grant of up to $1,000 or a $2,500 Award of Excellence. A total of $100,000 is being granted to schools to help them start or expand their school ground naturalization project.
All 16,000 schools across Canada had the opportunity to apply for the annual grants or awards; this year 163 applications were received.
“By transforming concrete school grounds into ones that include nature, the learning opportunities literally come alive,” said Geoff Cape, executive director, Evergreen. “These grants are key to helping schools redesign their play space to provide students with a healthy and safe place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature and each other.”
“The partnership between Evergreen Canada and Toyota Canada and its Dealers represents a shared commitment to make positive contributions to school grounds, the environment and the emotional and physical development of Canada’s future…. our children,” says Mr. Tomikawa, President and CEO for Toyota Canada Inc. “Much more than a beautification program, Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds encourages students to take responsibility for the environment. It is a lesson we hope they will carry with them forever.”

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