Sustainability

First phase of local litter study highlights prevalence of plastics

Pictured above is a word-cloud showing the diversity of litter observed during the study, with the...
July 26, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward seeks community input on potential emission reduction measures

The City of Hayward is seeking additional community input as it updates its Climate Action Plan (...
July 26, 2022
Sustainability

Supreme Court ruling limits EPA authority on climate action

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under...
July 26, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward City Council implements water use restrictions as drought deepens

In response to the Governor’s call for a state-wide reduction in water use and reduced available...
July 26, 2022
Community, Sustainability

Hayward awards 20 young creators, picks up litter in 39th annual Earth Day celebration

Pictured above is the second place winning poster of the 2022 Earth Day Poster and Writing Contest...
May 24, 2022
City Services, Sustainability

New online portal and fee-free bill payment options coming soon for Hayward Water System customers

A new online portal is coming next month for Hayward Water System customers, including fee-free...
May 24, 2022
Sustainability

Sign up for a Green House Call to receive a free energy and water efficiency kit

The City of Hayward is once again partnering with local nonprofit Rising Sun Center for Opportunity...
May 24, 2022
Sustainability

Get involved in Hayward’s Climate Action Plan update

The City is currently updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP)—a plan to reduce community-wide...
May 24, 2022
News Release, Sustainability

Hayward opens valve on Phase 1 of new Recycled Water System

HAYWARD, Calif. , April 12, 2022— The City of Hayward has begun delivering recycled water for...
April 12, 2022
Sustainability

The Switch is On: Electric is the new gas

The Switch is On is a statewide campaign launched in December 2021 to help Californians transition...
March 22, 2022
Sustainability

New single-use food ware bill means less waste for California restaurants

Beginning June 1, 2022, restaurants may only offer disposable food accessories upon customer...
March 22, 2022
Community, Sustainability

Pledge to conserve water this April for the chance to win prizes

The City of Hayward is once again participating in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for...
March 22, 2022
Community, Events, Sustainability

Celebrate Earth Day at Hayward's Annual Citywide Clean-Up

Join the City of Hayward in celebrating Earth Day 2022 by participating in the family-friendly...
March 22, 2022
Community, Events, Sustainability

Hayward seeks public input for Climate Action Plan update

The City of Hayward is currently updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP), a plan to meet emission...
March 22, 2022
Sustainability

New year, new default energy product in Hayward

The City of Hayward is ringing in 2022 with a transition to 100 percent renewable energy, sourced...
January 25, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward one of three cities selected to participate in litter study

The City of Hayward has been selected by data science company Litterati to participate in the City...
January 25, 2022
Sustainability

Save water with these drought-conscious tips

Despite high levels of rain and snowfall in late 2021, we need more rainy months to overcome the...
January 25, 2022
Community, Sustainability

Call for student artwork: City of Hayward’s Annual Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest

The City of Hayward is now accepting environmentally-themed works of art from K-12 grade students...
January 25, 2022
City Government, Community, Sustainability

Hayward invites public participation as it kicks off updates to key housing and environmental plans

HAYWARD, Calif. , Jan. 24, 2022— The City of Hayward is updating important local government policy...
January 20, 2022
Image of rolling green hills with a view of the City of Hayward at night. On top of the image in white text on a red box: CDP Disclosure Insight Action A List 2021.
City Government, News Release, Sustainability

Hayward wins third A-List recognition as global leader among cities in climate protection

HAYWARD, Calif. , Dec. 27, 2021— Hayward has been recognized as one of 95 cities worldwide and...
December 27, 2021
Sustainability

Hayward Electricity Accounts Will Transition to 100% Renewable Energy in January 2022

In January 2022, Hayward customers served by East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will transition to...
November 23, 2021
Sustainability

3,500 bags of locally-sourced compost given to Hayward households at Compost Giveaway

On Saturday, October 30, following a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hayward...
November 23, 2021
Sustainability

What Goes Where: Fall 2021 Edition

Recycling can be confusing any time of year, but the additional waste generated during the holiday...
November 23, 2021