Mayor Gates calls on Greeley residents to join the 2,000+ U.S. cities expected to participate in national campaign encouraging simple daily actions to conserve water.
This April, City of Greeley Mayor John Gates is rallying residents to conserve water and help pass it on to future generations by joining the nationwide Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.
The challenge, presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, runs April 1-30, asks residents to pledge to make a series of simple pledges to use water more efficiently and promote the health of our nation’s water ecosystems.
Residents can visit www.mywaterpledge.com to register and find more information about participating. Since the program started in 2013, this national effort saved 7 billion gallons of water—1.4 billion gallons last year alone.
The campaign offers residents who take part a chance to win $3,000 toward their home utility bills, water-saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.
Mayor John Gates encourages all residents to accept the challenge and get Greeley to first place for its population bracket. Last year, Greeley scored fourth in the nation for all cities between 100,000-300,000 residents. Water is one of Greeley’s most precious resources; the challenge helps the city save water each year and teaches the next generation about wise water use.
“We are setting an example for our youth who will play a vital role in preserving resources for the future,” said Greeley Mayor Gates. “Let’s all join together to do our part this summer to conserve and protect Greeley’s water to pass it on for generations to come.”
Take the pledge today to make small changes in your daily habits that can make a big difference in saving water, like washing only full loads of laundry and dishes or selecting water-wise plants for landscaping. After pledging, participants can see and share how much water their actions will save. Residents can also nominate a local charity for a chance to receive a Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV. Last year, the challenge awarded more than $50,000 in prizes to nearly 300 residents in U.S. cities.
Greeley residents can take the pledge online at www.mywaterpledge.com and visit https://www.mywaterpledge.com/city-standings/ to see Greeley’s current standing in the competition.
Residents can also calculate their own water footprint online at https://www.mywaterpledge.com/resources/water-footprint-calculator/.
The only way to win the challenge is to spread the word–City of Greeley officials encourage all residents to make the pledge this month and pass it on (share with neighbors, coworkers, family, and on social media).