Sustainability

Federal government adopts Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), providing $8.8 billion in new and renewed electrification incentives to US households

In August 2022, the federal government passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), authorizing $369...
January 24, 2023
Events, 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 24, 2023
Sustainability

Hayward receives grant to advance home electrification in low-income communities

In November 2022, the Cities of Hayward, Berkeley, Fremont, and Oakland were awarded a $1 million...
January 24, 2023
Sustainability

Cut your commute’s carbon footprint with Hayward’s public transit options

Transportation is the biggest source of pollution in California, accounting for more than 60...
January 24, 2023
Sustainability

Local Quiznos cuts emissions and garbage bills with three-stream waste sorting

Pictured above: Hayward Quiznos branch owner, Widi Gunawan The Quiznos on Foothill Blvd. in Hayward...
January 24, 2023
Photo of a vista of Hayward Hills and the city.
City Government, Sustainability

City’s environmental leadership shown through in 2022

From energy production to water conservation to pollution control, Hayward stood out again in 2022...
January 10, 2023
Photo of a vista of the City with text: CDP Cities A List 2022
City Government, Sustainability

Hayward recognized as global leader responding to climate crisis

Hayward strategic planning prioritizes responding to the climate crisis and the City’s work and...
December 12, 2022
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