The Mayor's Water Challenge for Conservation is a national non-profit community service program that is jointly presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, as well as several others. The program is a competition that challenges residents and city personnel to see who can conserve the most amount of water and natural resources in comparison to othe participating cities across the country.
This year, the City of Lansing, as well as the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL), will be participating in the challenge with the hope of further promoting a sustainable lifestyle by protecting the community's water sources.
The challenge begins on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and runs for the entirety of the month with the final day to participate being Monday, August 31, 2020.
How Can Residents Participate?
Step 1: Participation is simple. First, residents must locate their city (search for "Lansing") and sign a four-step pledge that acknowledges that they will committ to living more sustainably. The pledge can be found at www.mywaterpledge.com.
Step 2: After signing the pledge, residents are encouraged to make an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Efforts to do so can be as easy as reducing the use of sprinkler systems or picking up pet waste on a walk to avoid the spread of bacteria into waterways. Learn more about water and ways to conserve here.
What's the Goal?
The goal of this challenge is to make the City of Lansing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place. Additionally, all challenge participants have a chance to win from hundreds of eco-friendly prizes. The winning cities will be entered into a drawing to have a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid donated to a charity of their choice. Winning cities will also be entered into a drawing for a local school to recieve a water efficiency retrofit.