Supporting community initiatives helps to scale up conservation efforts. In the communities where we live and work, we focus our efforts on building knowledge and fostering a love of nature in children through school programs. Allowing youngsters to experience wildlife and learn about biodiversity at an early age helps them understand the value of biodiversity and the importance of protecting it.
Team members at Toyota’s West Virginia engine plant installed an outdoor learning center on site, where the table and some of the concrete seats were made to look like logs and stones to make the space fit seamlessly in its natural setting. It’s the perfect spot to bring students from Hometown Elementary and Winfield High School and teach them about species native to Putnam County, the role of pollinators and the importance of biodiversity. These education events support the plant’s WHC Conservation Certification.