Community, Sustainability

Hayward to host online Earth Month Challenge in lieu of Annual Citywide Clean-up and Community Fair

March 23, 2021

In lieu of the City of Hayward’s Annual Citywide Clean-up and Community Fair, the City invites residents to celebrate Earth Day for the whole month of April at home with its first-ever Earth Month Challenge.

Residents who participate in the Challenge will receive a voucher for either food or a drink at a local Hayward establishment and will be entered into a raffle to win one of three grand prize packages, which each include a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card and a zero-waste kit valued at $100.

The Challenge is designed to encourage residents to reduce their carbon footprint throughout the month of April with a checklist of various activities focused on waste reduction, beautification, energy, transportation, water, and activism. For each activity that residents complete or pledge to complete during the month of April, they will earn points. To be eligible to receive a prize, participants must complete enough activities to earn at least 6 points.

Activities include composting kitchen scraps; upgrading your EBCE electricity service to Renewable 100; biking or walking to a destination instead of using a car; sharing the Earth Month Challenge with a friend; and picking up litter in your neighborhood. For those interested in picking up litter, the City’s Keep Hayward Clean & Green Taskforce will facilitate contactless drop off of litter pick-up supplies to your door, including gloves and grabbers. Click here to learn more and request a supply drop off.

The Earth Month Challenge form and more details can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact City of Hayward Sustainability Specialist, Nicole Grucky, at