The Toyota Green Initiative Tour is rolling again! Twenty-two select Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southwestern Athletic Conference schools will continue their commitment to sustainability with a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius liftback or Prius Plug-in vehicle. Each school will receive a vehicle in conjunction with the 2013-14 Toyota Green Initiative tour, an environmental stewardship program designed to empower the African American community. The tour travels to participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities each fall to educate students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle.
“As the Toyota Green Initiative begins its fourth year, we wanted…
Did you know that the Ford Rouge Center has a living roof? It’s true! Ten years post-installation, North America’s largest living roof – about the size of eight football fields – continues to flourish atop Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly building, part of the Ford Rouge Center. Various plants, insects and animals have come to depend on what is now a thriving ecosystem that equates to a 10.4-acre garden. The living roof also serves as a cost-effective alternative to roof maintenance for Ford, while keeping heating and cooling costs in check for the factory underneath. But the roof…
The 2014 Audi A6 TDI clean diesel sedan has been selected as a finalist for the Green Car Journal 2014 Green Car of the Year award. As a finalist, the Audi A6 TDI will be honored as one of Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014” and will earn the magazine’s “Green Car Product of Excellence” honors. Since 2005, the Green Car of the Year program honors new vehicles with superior efficiency and improved environmental impact. The Green Car of the Year winner will be announced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
After introducing the V60 plug-in hybrid in Italy, Volvo is proud to share the ?Pure Tension Pavilion.? The pavilion ? a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure ? is a rapidly deployable and portable solar charging station for the world-first diesel plug-in hybrid. It is the winning project resulting from a competition for architects and designers held in May and commissioned by Volvo Car Italia. The Pure Tension charging station together with the V60 plug-in hybrid will now be part of a road-show through Italy?s biggest cities.
The Pavilion was shown for the first time at an event in Milan. This May…
Happy Earth Day! Being green is part of the fabric of the Tom Wood Automotive Group,
and we're proud to do our part to keep your drive as environmentally
friendly as possible. We also believe in setting a good example; all of
our dealership processes from management on down are reviewed and
optimized to be as green as possible. From offering environmentally
conscious vehicles to making sure that our employees recycle, Tom Wood
Automotive is proud to be green.