Mayor Martinez Congratulates Community; Local Corpus Christi Resident Awarded Grand Prize Toyota Prius-Plug-In
WHAT: Corpus Christi is one of five U.S. cities named as a winner of the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation for their commitment to making water-saving choices. During the month of April, Corpus Christi led an effort among over 23,000 people across the nation who pledged to take 277,742 specific actions over the next year to change the way they use water in their homes, yards and communities. Other winning cities included Dallas, Texas, Huntington Beach, Calif., Bremerton, Wash., and Crete, Neb.
The top cities in five population categories with the highest percentage of residents participating were named winners of the challenge. Residents from the five cities were also eligible for drawings for over $50,000 in eco-friendly prizes, including a Grand Prize Toyota Prius Plug-In. Water utilities of the winning cities also receive a software application from WaterSmart Software to help reduce water use by five percent over the next year.
Mayor Nelda Martinez will be at Auto Nation Toyota to congratulate the grand prize winner of the Toyota Prius-Plug in who is a resident of Corpus Christi.
During the month of April, more than 100 U.S mayors participated in the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation and encouraged their residents to make pledges online to reduce water and energy usage. Overall, residents from 3,600 cities in 50 states took part. Full city standings for the 2014 campaign are at www.mywaterpledge.com. The program is presented nationally by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA and National League of Cities.
WHEN: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m
WHERE: Auto Nation Toyota, 6672 SPID