Toyota has a long relationship with Yellowstone National Park. In 2010, the park was constructing a new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Toyota had recently built its own LEED Gold-certified office, and lent its expertise to help the park achieve LEED certification for the new center.

In 2015, Toyota engineered a self-sufficient, off-grid solar array for Yellowstone's Lamar Buffalo Ranch, incorporating recycled Camry Hybrid batteries.

This year, Toyota is back at the park, this time to help the new Yellowstone Youth Campus become the first-ever building in a national park to earn Living Building Challenge Certification. The campus, which Toyota is funding with a $1 million donation, will be home to two residential programs -- Expedition Yellowstone, and the Youth Conservation Corps.

"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 Kevin Butt, Toyota's Environmental Sustainability Director. "We hope this environmental learning center will inspire and empower future leaders in building a more culturally aware, ecologically responsible and regenerative future."

We applaud Toyota Motor North America for helping support the next generation of learners. It's a subject we at Toyota of Muscatine take personally, with our Teacher of the Month program. Know a teacher who went above-and-beyond to help you or your child reach their fullest potential? Let us know!

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