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Wyland Foundation
United States Mayors Only

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

    1. Petition by

      Jennifer Small

      Dana Point, CA

For U.S. Mayors Only!!!

(If you are not a mayor please take the pledge at www.mywaterpledge.com)

In the state of California alone, nearly 20% of all energy consumption goes toward moving, cleaning and heating water. As it has become increasingly clear, the value of water conservation has enormous benefits to local economies, the environment, and even our global climate. In heavily populated drought plagued states the benefits of conservation are incalculable; in water abundant states the energy savings and the environmental benefits are enormous. The bottom line is: water conservation not only benefits every state in the nation — it benefits the entire planet.

On behalf of the Wyland Foundation, US EPA’s WaterSense program, Toyota, and a coalition non-profit organizations, private companies, broadcast partners and federal agencies, we would like to personally invite you to take the 2012 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.  The challenge, March 30-April 30, 2012, is a non-profit community service competition between cities locally and across the nation to see who can be the most “water wise” through a series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges. 

The program has had tremendous regional success in the past by encouraging residents in Southern California and South Florida to save more than 1 billion gallons of water — and a corresponding reduction in energy consumption and trash sent to landfills. It combines regional education about water and energy conservation and offers ways for people can save money, earn incentives to green their homes, and reduce our nation's environmental footprint.

Residents in winning cities are eligible to win any of more than 1,200 prizes, like water saving showerheads, eco-friendly yard maintenance equipment, and Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles.  Best of all, there is no additional taxpayer costs or city staff time required to take the challenge. 

Why Your City Should Get Involved 

  • - No costs to cities or tax-payers.
  • - Offers a fun, easy and affordable way to motivate your residents to conserve water and energy resources.
  • - Create a legacy for you and your city by reafirming your commitment to protecting natural resources, reducing your “water footprint,” and maintaining healthy environmental practices.
  • - Recognize and reward your residents who are committed to making a difference in your community.
  • - Residents can save money, help your city meet conservation goals, discover water-related issues affecting your region — and earn a chance to win great prizes – including a Toyota Prius.
  • - Ties in with state and national water, energy, and GHG management plans, such as California's AB32 or Texas' SB 184.


Download additional information about the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation at: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27393986/2012%20Mayor%27s%20Challenge%20Overview_22112.pdf

Download the Mayor's Challenge Promotional Toolkit, with everything you need, ready to go, to help your city win - from web banners to press releases and more: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27393986/2012%20Mayor%27s%20Challenge%20Promotional%20Kit_NATIONAL_22112.pdf

Please challenge other mayors you know to support of the Mayor's Challenge mission as well.  Thank you!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kasim Reed ATLANTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Water is our most precious resource, and we must use it wisely. In Atlanta, we are spending billions of dollars to overhaul our water and sewer infrastructure in an effort to reduce system leaks and protect the Chattahoochee River. I encourage everyone to take the pledge. Conserving water is easy, it's smart and it's the right thing to do.

    • Jonathan Rothschild TUCSON, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Water conservation is so important in our region. Tucson is part of the Sonoran Desert. And when you talk about saving water, you’re also talking about saving energy, because it takes energy to pump water and it takes energy to treat water.

      I encourage Tucsonans to take the pledge and commit to the many little ways they can save water and energy every day. It all adds up - to a brighter, greener, more energy-efficient future.

    • Yiaway Yeh PALO ALTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago


    • Cindy Lerner PINECREST, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I want to encourage my community to learn more about our responsibility to protect our natural resources. South Florida is surrounded by water, and we must learn how to keep it clean.

    • Dency Nelson HERMOSA BEACH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We are the defending champs here in Hermosa Beach, and as a life-long environmentalist and advocate for the Earth, I want us to conserve water and all of our resources and to have Hermosa Beach recognized as a leader in this effort!


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