The 2014 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation takes place April 1-30, 2014. Bookmark this page and help Tucson repeat its first-place showing.
The Challenge, a city-friendly competition, is sponsored by the Wyland Foundation. Residents who pledged in the winning cities are eligible for great prizes. Tucson won first place in its city category and a resident here won the grand prize: a new Toyota Prius (see video below).
"It was clear that Tucson was motivated to win. Even during our visits to the community with our clean water mobile learning center, we noticed the people in Tucson - right down to the kids – seemed generally well informed about the importance of water to the future of the city,” said Wyland, environmental artist and founder of the Wyland Foundation. “The effort of Tucson to become sustainable is a powerful model for the rest of the country. While people enjoy the competition and the prizes, the challenge is really aimed at broadening the dialogue about conservation. Tucson got people talking. And we find that when conservation becomes top of mind, people start making changes. And that's what this is all about."
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Article, video, media releases, more from the 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation:
- Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: “I am extremely proud of our city.”
- Wyland Foundation and Toyota Annouce Five Cities as National Mayor's Challenge Winners
- Tucson Continues to Lead in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
- Water Conservation on Wheels
- Tucson ranked #1 in 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge in Water Conservation
- Tucson Currently Ranked #1 in 2013 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
- Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience Visits Tucson School!
- "The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause" by Steve Creech, Executive Director, Wyland Foundation