City of Hayward Announces Environmental Awards

Residents, property owners, schools & businesses honored

May 1, 2015

(HAYWARD, CA) – The City of Hayward is pleased to announce the single-family residents, multi-family property owners, schools and businesses who received the City of Hayward’s 2015 Annual Environmental Awards.  Each of the awardees was recognized at the special City Council presentation, held on April 21, 2015 at City Hall.

These awards honored residents and property managers of multi-family homes for excellent environmental practices, such as their participation in the City-sponsored residential recycling program. Schools and businesses were also honored for their implementation of energy efficiency and water conservation measures, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs, as well as environmental education activities.  The City of Hayward hosted an Earth Week celebration the week of April 20th to April 24th along with the Environmental Awards ceremony, in honor of Earth Day, which was on Wednesday April 22nd.

Schools that were recognized for their environmental stewardship efforts at the ceremony included Cesar
Chavez Middle School, Faith-Ringgold School of Arts and Science, and Lea’s Christian School.

Residents who were recognized during the ceremony include: Ofa Hoko, Pearl Mazzini, Donald & Susan Stucklik, Stan Newman, Dorothy Hair, Russel Hutchison, Shahla Azimi, Oscar Rodriquez, Alba Sanchez, and Roger and Linda Decker. Also recognized were property managers of Mayten Manor Senior Living, University Hill Condominiums, Vista Del Plaza Apartmetns, Orange Tree Apartments, Bon Tanna Apartments, and Paraiso Apartments.

The awards to businesses were co-sponsored by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. The businesses recognized for demonstrating outstanding environmental leadership in the Hayward community were Cannery Café, Way To Be Designs, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Sun Gallery, California State University East Bay, and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to those businesses that received the award, five businesses were recognized for their diligent efforts in sustainability and their participation in the nomination process. These organizations include AC Transit, Sun Deep Cosmetics, Latinos and Latinas with a Purpose, Case Industries, and Annabelle Candy Company.

The City of Hayward wants to thank all those who participated in the award process, and hopes that residents, schools, and businesses continue to do their part to create a healthy and sustainable community.

The City of Hayward was one of the first cities in the Bay Area to adopt a Climate Action Plan.  One of the primary goals of the Climate Action Plan is to enhance the health and sustainability of all who live and work in Hayward. The Plan identifies actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions including, for example, increasing participation by residents and businesses in the City’s recycling services, encouraging waste reduction, and banning certain materials from the landfill. Information about recycling and organics services available to residents and businesses is on the City’s website. Staff from the City’s Utilities and Environmental Services Department is available for assistance at (510) 583-4700.