Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe is joining mayors across the country who are asking residents to make a long-term commitment to reduce pollution and manage water resources more wisely.
In return, residents can win $3,000 toward their Home Utility Payments, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Plus, one lucky charity from a winning city will receive a 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to serve the community.
The annual challenge, April 1- 30, is a non-profit national community service campaign that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
Last year, residents from over 2,000 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by over 3 billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 80 million pounds, and preventing hundreds of thousands of pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
To participate, residents go to mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of Laurel, MD. We are competing against other cities with a similar population.
Residents in cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category have a chance to win $3,000 toward their Home Utility Bills, and hundreds more eco-friendly prizes including Toro Irrigation Smart Controllers, Gift cards for Hobie Surf Shops, and more.
In addition, residents can nominate a deserving charity from their city to receive a 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Students and teachers are encouraged to take part, as well.
The foundation has also created a new digital tool called MyVolunteer Water Project, in support of the program, that gives residents a unique way to do hands-on home, community, and workplace projects year-round in support of their city’s sustainability efforts. The more projects residents do throughout the year, the better chance a city wins the mayor’s challenge in April.
The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation, with support from Toyota, the U.S EPA WaterSense, The Toro Company, and National League of Cities.
About the Wyland Foundation
Founded in 1993, the Wyland Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects. www.wylandfoundation.org