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Vehicle of Change



- meet the people renewing America.


Toyota is committed to realizing sustainable development together with society, and to do that, they’ve created the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. By 2050, Toyota has pledged to go beyond a zero environmental impact, achieve a net positive impact, and has set six initiatives to get them there.

In partnership with Toyota, NationSwell’s “Be a Vehicle of Change” contest will highlight and empower the innovators and entrepreneurs who are working on the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Enter below for a chance to be one of our 3 Vehicle of Change winners.

3 Vehicle of Change winners will receive:

  • A 3- to 5-minute video about their work, made by NationSwell story producers
  • Grant money to do more good: $25,000 for the first place winner; $15,000 for the second place winner and $10,000 for the third place winner
  • Social media promotion and content sharing with industry influencers

7 runners-up will also each be featured in a 500- to 750-word article showcasing their work.


  • Amount: Up to $25,000
  • Apply: Sept

Spud’s Thoughts:

NationSwell is one of my favorite sources of inspiring news. They are constantly featuring innovative approaches to tackling pressing problems. This call for ideas is a chance to not only win funding, but more importantly get your story out there in the public. When I was first launching some of my early ventures – one of the most important milestones for us was when we get a national article published. The application looks pretty basic – so take an evening and crank it out!