Community, Events, Sustainability

Ways to celebrate Earth Day in Hayward—April 22 and 23

April 11, 2023

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Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but you can celebrate all weekend long by joining the Annual Citywide Clean-up being held on the morning of the national observance followed by an Earth Day-themed community gathering the next day being held inside City Hall Rotunda at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Annual Citywide Clean-up led by the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Taskforce kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Weekes Park, where attendees will be given gloves, a trash picker, a vest and trash bags.  Participants will then be free to collect litter in neighborhoods throughout the City, followed by a free lunch from local restaurant Tacos Uruapan and a community Earth Day fair—with several local organizations hosting sustainability-themed booths and activities, including 100K Trees for HumanityFriends of San Lorenzo CreekRising Sun Center for Opportunity, and Hayward Promise Neighborhood.  There also will be a DJ and prizes raffled off to volunteers during the community fair.

Pre-registration for the Citywide Clean-up is available until 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20.  Please click here to pre-register.  Registration is required to receive a free lunch.  If you are unable to make it to Weekes Park, but would like to organize a litter pick-up in your neighborhood or school yard on April 22, please contact Sustainability Specialist Nicole Grucky at  The City can provide you with tools, gloves and bags, and pick up your litter at the end of the day.

Next, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Hayward community leaders, service organizations and educators will gather at City Hall to enjoy live music, games and presentations on Earth Day and environmental sustainability themes, including a special guest, Dr. Denis Muthoni of the Cooperative University of Kenya, to discuss and share experiences on how climate change is impacting East Africa. The event is a free opportunity for the whole family to meet new friends and learn ways to protect the planet.

For additional information, visit the Earth Day 2023 page here on the City of Hayward website.