The Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) joined together on March 3rd for a “Military, Public, and Community Service Day.” The TGI Serve community service day helped support the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club.
The Village Creek Society also participated in activities, which aimed to help educate youth about the natural environment. Volunteers helped plant trees and enhance the gardens along with other activities during the event.
“Birmingham is special to the Toyota Green Initiative,” says Jim Colon, vice president of African-American Business Strategy for Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. “We came here three years ago for the Magic City Classic and have established some great relationships with organizations and leaders who are really making a difference for the communities here. We want to continue to forge partnerships and inspire environmentally-friendly living, which is why we are so looking forward to getting hands on at the A. G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club.”
Dedicated to teaching about the benefits of sustainable and green living practices, Toyota developed the Toyota Green Initiative in 2008 as an environmental stewardship platform to educate students, alumni, and surrounding communities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).