Greeley is joining cities across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation — and in return residents can win a new Toyota Prius Hybrid, water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes. Mayor Tom Norton is encouraging Greeley residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of Greeley at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April.
The Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, March 30-April 30, is a non-profit national community service competition developed by the Wyland Foundation to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative through easy-to-use online pledges to reduce water and energy usage.
Cities will be divided into four regions (West, Midwest, South and Northeast) and categorized by population (5,000-30,000 residents, 30,001-100,000 residents, 100,000+ residents). Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge win. Participants in the winning cities will be eligible to win prizes, including a Toyota Prius Hybrid, home water makeover kits, and more. Most importantly, participants will see real results based on simple actions they can do to save water and energy. Residents will also discover resources in our local area to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.