Sustainability

Hayward adopts plan to protect shoreline from rising sea levels

On February 16, 2021, the Hayward City Council adopted the Hayward Regional Shoreline Adaptation...
March 23, 2021
Sustainability

Policy restricting recyclable material exports rocks industry

For decades, the United States and a number of other countries sold the majority of their...
March 23, 2021
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 23, 2021
Community, Sustainability

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

In lieu of the City of Hayward’s Annual Citywide Clean-up and Community Fair, the City invites...
March 23, 2021
Sustainability

PG&E and EBCE to implement Time-of-Use rate plan, encouraging energy usage when renewable energy is most plentiful on grid

In response to a statewide policy to create a cleaner energy future for California, Pacific Gas and...
March 23, 2021
Sustainability

400,000 gallons of litter removed from downtown Hayward by Downtown Streets Team

The Downtown Streets Team, a team of local volunteers, has removed more than 392,000 gallons of...
January 26, 2021
Sustainability

Five ways to make 2021 your greenest year yet

Start the new year off right with these carbon-conscious new year’s resolutions. Walk or bike when...
January 26, 2021
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 26, 2021
Sustainability

Hayward surpasses 2020 emission reduction target, on track to meet 2025 goal

According to Hayward’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for 2019 , completed earlier this month,...
January 26, 2021
Sustainability

Hayward residents schedule all-time-high number of bulky waste pickups in 2020 despite two-month COVID closure

Hayward’s Bulky Item Pick Up program, a free service offered to residential properties, has seen...
January 26, 2021
Sustainability

Save energy and money with these efficiency programs

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) , Hayward’s local electricity provider, has teamed up with...
November 24, 2020
Sustainability

Hayward among 88 global cities to score an "A" in Climate Leadership in 2020

This month, the City of Hayward was recognized as a global leader in environmental action by...
November 24, 2020
City Government, Sustainability

Hayward City Council adopts 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

On Sept. 29, the Hayward City Council adopted the 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP),...
November 24, 2020
Sustainability

What waste goes where: 2020 Holiday Edition

Holiday season in the era of COVID-19 means fewer gatherings, smaller guest lists – and a greater...
November 24, 2020
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News Release, Sustainability

Hayward wins A-List recognition as global leader in environmental action

HAYWARD, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2020—Hayward is among just 88 cities worldwide and only three in the San...
November 20, 2020
Sustainability

Hayward meets 2020 emission reduction target ahead of schedule

According to Hayward’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for 2018, completed earlier this month,...
September 22, 2020
Sustainability

EBCE launches “Resilient Home” program, providing access to discounted solar and battery backup home energy upgrades 

Through East Bay Community Energy’s (EBCE) new “Resilient Home” program, Alameda County homeowners...
September 22, 2020
Sustainability

Explore the world from home with these distance learning activities

More children than ever are distance learning, but there are still ways to keep them close to the...
September 22, 2020
Sustainability

Organics, recycling, landfill… What waste goes where?

In the era of COVID, you may be home cooking and using personal protective gear more than ever...
September 22, 2020
Sustainability

The Hayward Household Hazardous Waste Facility has reopened

The Hayward Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility has officially reopened after a temporary...
September 22, 2020
Sustainability

Sustainably spruce up your yard with BAWSCA online landscaping classes

The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency’s (BAWSCA) landscaping class series has moved...
July 28, 2020
Sustainability

Hayward sets goal to reach 100% emission reduction by 2045

Last month, the Hayward City Council adopted a series of revised greenhouse gas emission reduction...
July 28, 2020
Sustainability

Install a heat pump water heater, earn up to $2,300 back

Hayward residents can receive up to $2,300 in rebates and incentives when purchasing and installing...
July 28, 2020
Sustainability

Bill-lowering efficiency kits delivered to your door through Rising Sun “Green House Call” program

Local nonprofit Rising Sun Center for Opportunity (Rising Sun) is once again helping Hayward...
July 28, 2020
Sustainability

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

The annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition between...
July 28, 2020