U.S. Mayors Ask Residents to Participate in Challenge for Water Conservation

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Apr 29, 2015 5:00 PM ET
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Since April 1, mayors across the U.S. have been asking their residents to commit to conserving water and reducing pollution by participating in a national contest. The focus of the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is reducing water and energy use. Participants have a chance to win prizes, including a Toyota Prius Plug-In. The contest lasts through the month.

The Wyland Foundation holds the challenge every year during Earth Month (April 1-30). The Challenge encourages people across the country to  conserve water and energy by pledging online. Last year, over 100 mayors encouraged their residents to participate in the challenge. Residents from over 3,600 cities in all 50 states pledged to reduce their annual water use by 1.4 billion gallons. They also pledged to reduce waste sent to landfills by 36 million pounds, prevent over 179,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5.3 million pounds. 


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