Take the Water Pledge in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation



waterpledgeTake the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation water pledge online sponsored by the Wyland Foundation, and enter to win  great prizes including a Toyota Prius V car. Tucson WON  in 2013 and many folks in town won several prizes.

Pledge online April 1 to April 30 at:


Tucson is in #2 place right now, in the city size of 300,000 to 599,999.  I remember last year we came in #2 under Corpus Christi, TX. Check City standings here: http://www.mywaterpledge.com/master-top-ten/. Tell your friends to pledge too.

How it Works

  • Take the “My Water Pledge” on behalf of your city.
  • See how much you’ve pledged to save.
  • If your city wins and you choose to enter the prize drawing, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
    • Grand Prize: Toyota Prius v
    • $1000 Shopping Spree at a Home Improvement Store
    • 50 Smart Irrigation Controllers from the Toro Company
    • 250 Home Improvement Store Gift Cards ($25)
    • 40 Fixed Mount EcoFlow® Shower Heads from Waterpik
    • 40 Hand Held EcoFlow® Shower Heads from Waterpik
    • NEW this year: One winning city will be chosen at random to receive a pocket park landscape makeover, including state of the art water efficient irrigation from the Toro Company (ARV $10,000-$50,000).
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Oh well, winners finally announced and Tucson came in 2nd under Aurora, Colorado for cities of our size. Better luck next year. Thanks to all who pledged. Tucson won in 2013, #2 in 2014, #2 in 2015. Not bad overall.

  2. I don’t object to these kinds of things, but let’s keep in mind who is using most of the water (hint: not individuals). Here’s of the many links for CA (personal use is 4% of the state water use), I don’t have one on tap for Arizona:

    • If you mean that most of the water is being used for animal husbandry, that was the focus of the “Cowspiracy” movie recently seen at the Loft Theater. This water challenge is just to enable Tucsonans to become more conscious of their own water use, and to win prizes once again. Ivan M. won the Prius in Tucson in 2013, plus prizes to these others: http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/national-campaign-2015/

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