Sustainability

Hayward storm drains equipped to prevent litter from flowing to Bay

Last month, Hayward completed the installation of a new “trash capture device” in the Cotter Way...
November 22, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward surpasses 2025 emission reduction target

According to Hayward’s 2020 greenhouse (GHG) inventory, published last month, Hayward achieved a 42...
November 22, 2022
Sustainability

$2,000 in local rebates available for energy efficient water heaters

The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) and East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) are currently...
November 22, 2022
Sustainability

Electric vehicle fast charging stations coming soon to downtown Hayward

The City is partnering with local power provider East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) to bring electric...
November 22, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward earns fourth recognition for environmental leadership among cities worldwide

Last week, Hayward was again recognized as one of 122 local governments worldwide and among five...
November 22, 2022
City Government, News Release, Sustainability

Hayward recognized for third year straight as global leader responding to climate crisis

HAYWARD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 —Hayward strategic planning prioritizes responding to the climate...
November 17, 2022
Sustainability

Hayward offers discounted smart sprinkler controllers amidst drought

Despite the recent rain, California’s drought continues, and Stage 2 water shortage restrictions...
September 27, 2022
Sustainability

New free mattress disposal program available to Alameda County residents

Free mattress and box spring disposal is now available to all Alameda County residents through the...
September 27, 2022
Sustainability

City of Hayward again named a top on-site generator of renewable energy

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Hayward has made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’...
September 27, 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
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
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
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
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

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

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