Mayors Challenge
 

2012 National Results

A heartfelt thanks to the many thousands of people across the country who participated in the Wyland Foundation's first annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.

Residents from 1,000 cities in all 50 states made online pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com to save a total of 4.7 billion gallons of water over the next year, with a potential cost savings of $11.6 million. Residents further pledged to reduce their use of single-use plastic water bottles by 1.1 million bottles and eliminate 60,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds. The program will resume again in April 2013 with more water-saving prizes and new ways for you and your city to take everyday actions for environmental change.

Special thanks to our National Presenting Partner Toyota. Organizations also involved in spearheading the Challenge included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, WaterPik, Rain Bird, Lowe's, STERLING Plumbing, PADI and Project AWARE, and our regional broadcast partner, KCAL / KCBS

Winning cities were determined as those with the highest percentage of residents to make water-saving pledge in their zip code. Cities competed in four U.S. Regions (West, Midwest, South and Northeast) and three population categories within each region (5 - 30000, 300000 - 100000, and 100000+)


Winning Cities

 

5,000 - 30,000 30,001 - 100,000 100,000 and over
West Laguna Beach, CA Manhattan Beach, CA Greeley, CO
Midwest Victoria, MN Eden Prairie, MN Madison, WI
South South Shore, KY Fort Pierce, FL Charlottesville, VA
Northeast Charlestown, NH Quakertown, PA Toms River, NJ

MAYORS!
TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE...

Renew your commitment to sustainability for your city and earn bragging rights about winning the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a non-profit competition, and se which leaders can best inspire their residents to make an easy-to-use online pledge to reduce water and energy usage during Earth Month.

It only takes a minute, and best of all, there are no additional taxpayer costs or city staff time required to take the challenge. We'll provide everything you need.

Email us for our online mayors petition to sign your city up immediately: cleanwater@wylandfoundation.org



Pledge results from past Mayor's Challenges:


List of prizes

  • Grand Prize: Toyota Prius C Hybrid
  • 12 Custom-Designed Sprinkler Systems by Rain Bird (up to $1500 value)
  • 12 STERLING Water-Saving Toilets
  • 50 Eco-Flow Shower Heads by WaterPik
  • 1000 $10 Gift Cards to Lowe's (provided by Rain Bird/Lowe's)
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