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Post  FriscoGirl on April 10th 2008, 11:34 pm

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Post  FleetSox on April 10th 2008, 11:21 pm

I read this too and mentioned it in a reply to another thread concerning Toyota. All I can say is pigs will fly before the Audubon does something of a worthy cause with donated money. It will probably be used for something else involving closing down tourist spots with a need to "protect wildlife". Also, I want to point out, if Toyota is supporting the Audubon in any way, they are supporting their cause, and supporting the Audubon's actions, which includes trying to close down the beaches. If they help Audubon in any way, they show they do not care. If they care, they will immediatley withdraw their support. I hope you Toyota jerks are reading this!


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Post  sherrymskt on April 10th 2008, 11:07 pm <>
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April 09, 2008
Toyota and the Audubon Society: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Dept.
As you probably know, Toyota places a good deal of importance on environmental education.

On March 31, we posted a blog item dealing with just this issue. The post was titled, "Toyota and the Audubon Society," and it told of a $20 million donation to the group’s educational efforts. You can read it by clicking here.

We were very clear about what this money will finance, so imagine our surprise that this involvement with the Audubon Society’s educational efforts has gotten otherwise even-keeled people stirred up. Here is a selection of the comments made to our post:

"Money Toyota is donating is being used against people who use their 4-wheel drive vehicles."

"I am disheartened by your contribution to the Audubon Society being used to help fund the closure of the beaches of the Outer Banks of NC."

"You people ought to stick to selling your cars & trucks and leave our beaches alone."

"Shame on you for donating that money to a lost cause."

The "lost cause" this final comment refers to, and the issue that has people so angry, apparently involves a suit against the National Park Service (NPS), filed on behalf of The Defenders of Wildlife and the National Audubon Society, for the NPS’s alleged failure to adopt regulations to manage beach driving at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.

To those concerned about such legal and political issues, let me assure you, our involvement with the Audubon Society, and our donation, both are very specific. The Audubon Society may not use that money any way it wishes. Rather, it is compelled to spend it on nature centers, largely in the inner cities, that will create and offer environmental programs to young people.

These programs include:

Innovation Grants designed to fund up to 60 projects each year. These will use creative approaches and engage inner-city communities to make measurable progress toward local conservation goals;

Conservation Fellowships to train promising environmental leaders who can serve as role models in their communities, expert guides and organizers for engaging people in effective, compelling conservation action; and

Volunteer Days that will provide hands-on opportunities to address local environmental issues and problems and take part in restoration activities.

As for suggestions that we somehow oppose the sport of four-wheeling – well, we build and sell four-wheel-drive vehicles that have developed an enviable reputation in the four-wheeling community and many of us here are enthusiastic four-wheelers. Of course we’re in favor of responsible four-wheeling. That’s why we’ve been a long-time supporter of Tread Lightly

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