Mayor's Challenge April 2016

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The City of Ventura wins 1st Place in the 2016 Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

 

During the month of April we encouraged the community to participate in the 5th annual National Mayor’s challenge, an awareness campaign to elevate the importance of water conservation through a friendly nation- wide competition….and you responded….and we won! 

The Wyland Foundation recently announced the five winning cities and the city of Ventura has won 1st place in the population category 100,000 to 299,999 residents.

Residents from 4,100 participating cities across the country made online pledges to reduce their water use in the home, on the landscape, and ultimately as a lifestyle. Of the cities in its size category, Ventura had the highest percentage of community members make water saving pledges.  Overall Ventura residents pledged to save 26,325,903 gallons of water the equivalent of approximately 40 Olympic size swimming pools!

CONGRATULATIONS VENTURA!

To view pictures of the awards ceremony visit us @ facebook/venturawater

 


 


 

5th NATIONAL MAYOR'S CHALLENGE FOR WATER CONSERVATION, APRIL 1-30, 2016

 

Join the City of Ventura by visiting mywaterpledge.com

Cities nationwide to compete to see who can be most “water wise”

With at least 36 states facing water shortages this year, mayors across the nation will be asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by participating in a national contest aimedat drastically slashing water and energy use across the country- and in return, residents can win a new Toyota Prius Plug-in , water saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.

In addition to helping the environment, the mayors earn bragging rights about winning the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a non-profit competition, April 1-30, to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative, easy to use online pages to reduce water and energy usage. 

“Whether its drought conditions in the West or the high costs of energy related to water use in the East, saving water has become one of the most talked about issues facing the nation today,” said Wyland, artist and president of the Wyland Foundation.  “This gives city leaders a way to supplement their awareness efforts in a friendly, spirited way.”

Presented nationally by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water, National League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, The Toro Company, Wondergrove Kids, Bytelaunch, and WaterSmart Software, mayors nationwide are encouraged to challenge their residents to conserve water, save energy, and reduce pollution on behalf of their city at www.mywaterpledge.com throughout the month of April. 

To participate, residents enter the name of their city at mywaterpledge.com, and then make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of their city.  Cities compete in the following population categories: (5,000 – 29,999 residents, 30,000 – 99,999 residents, 100,000 – 299,999 residents, 300,000-599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents).  Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are deemed the winner.  Residents from those cities are entered to win an array of environmentally positive prizes. 

 

MAKE THE PLEDGE:  HOW CITY OF VENTURA  RESIDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE

 

MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY.  IT'S EASY!  HERE'S HOW: 

1.  Go to mywaterpledge.com

2. CLICK ON the Home Page link and Pledge either with your Facebook Account or Email address

3. TYPE in the name of your city — Ventura, Ca & PLEDGE

Cities compete in the following population categories: (5,000 – 29,999 residents, 30,000 – 99,999 residents, 100,000 – 299,999 residents, 300,000-599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents).  Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are deemed the winner.  Residents from those cities are entered to win an array of environmentally positive prizes. 

Make Your Water Pledge at mywaterpledge.com

Visit https://www.facebook.com/venturawater  or www.cityofventura.net/ for more information.

 

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