2019 Mayor's Water Challenge

earth day competition

In honor of Louisiana Earth Day, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is excited for Baton Rouge to participate in the 2019 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Last year, Baton Rouge was named most “water wise” in the nation for its population group – let’s defend our title and pledge to conserve as much water as possible!

take the pledge

Baton Rouge residents can participate by signing up here – you may even win a prize from the Wyland Foundation, just like Sherwood Middle School teacher Brittany Hinyard in 2018!

school participation


Click here to download the informational packet with details about the competition.

Teachers: click here to begin the pledge and follow these instructions:

  1. Select the option to take the pledge using your email address.
  2. When prompted to “search for your city” type in “Baton Rouge” and select the “Baton Rouge, Louisiana” option (even if your school is located in the city of Baker, Central, or Zachary).
  3. As you go through the pledge, explain to students what they are committing to in each section.
  4. At the end, provide your email address and the number of students who are in your class and making the pledge.
  5. IMPORTANT – make sure you click the box to enter the sweepstakes drawing! Once you do, you will be asked to enter more information about your school such as your school name, address, phone number, and grade level – this step is critical so that we can track what school is participating. When prompted to enter the name of charity to win the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you can enter a charity of your choice, or put “N/A”. You DO NOT need to submit student names or paste in a roster.

for more information

For any questions about this competition, please contact Michael Lowe with the Department of Environmental Services at mlowe@brla.gov or (225) 389-3240.