Mayor Farrah N. Khan has joined mayors across the country for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation by asking the Irvine community to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely.
The annual challenge, which takes places April 1-30, is a nonprofit national community service campaign presented by the Wyland Foundation that encourages leaders to inspire their residents to make a series of simple pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy.
“Although southern California has seen an unprecedented amount of rain this year, water conservation and water use cannot be overlooked,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “Our short-term and long-term efforts impact the future of our communities — from how we manage our coasts, lakes, and rivers to reducing polluted runoff. I invite you to do your part by taking the pledge today. Commit to reducing water use, energy, and more for ourselves and our future generations. Every drop counts!”
To participate, visit mywaterpledge.com to make a series of online pledges to conserve water on behalf of the City of Irvine.
Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category win the title of most water-wise city in the nation. Pledge takers have a chance to win environmentally-friendly prizes and $3,000 toward their home utility bills.
The Wyland Foundation has also created a digital tool called MyVolunteer Water Project, in support of the program, which gives residents a unique way to do hands-on home, community, and workplace projects year-round in support of Irvine’s sustainability efforts. The more projects residents do throughout the year, the better chance Irvine has to win the mayor’s challenge.
To learn about the City of Irvine’s sustainability efforts and Earth Month events, visit cityofirvine.org/earthday.
About the Wyland Foundation:
Founded in 1993, the Wyland Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through community events, education programs, and public art projects. wylandfoundation.org.