For the first time, mayors and elected officials who participate in the challenge can earn additional prizes for their residents if their cities win. A second prize drawing for a $1,000 Lowe's shopping spree will be held among all participants, regardless if a city is among the six winning cities. Last year, residents who participated in the challenge pledged to reduce their water use by 4.7 billion gallons.
To learn more about the tour or the challenge, visit www.mywaterpledge.com.
About the Wyland Foundation
Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the county about our ocean, rivers, lakes streams, and wetlands. The foundation's latest project, FOCUS (Forests, Oceans, Climate – and us) brings together the U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, and numerous non-profits to teach young people about the future of our water supplies, climate, and global health. www.wylandfoundation.orgAbout Toyota Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants and has a network of nearly 1,500 dealerships. Toyota directly employs over 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results – focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $600 million dollars to philanthropic programs in the U.S. www.toyotainaction.com/community Media Contact: Rebecca Lee GolinHarris for Toyota(213) 438-8827 email@example.com Wyland Foundation Contact: Steve Creech(949) 436-2489 firstname.lastname@example.org