Earth Day 2019

Join the City of Hayward in celebrating Earth Day 2019!


Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on our community’s commitment to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the environment. It is an important chance to recognize outstanding environmental achievements, engage with environmental topics, and commit to making a difference. Each year, the City hosts three activities dedicated to celebrating Earth Day and its environmental principles: the Environmental Awards, the Poster and Writing Contest, and the Annual Citywide Clean-Up. While Earth Day falls on Monday, April 22, 2019, Earth Day Events are scattered around the spring. Please help us celebrate Earth Day by participating and encouraging others to participate!

2019 Environmental Awards


The Environmental Awards recognize residents, businesses, organizations, and schools who have made exemplary efforts to become more sustainable over the past year. The City is accepting nominations for accomplishments made in categories such as energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, waste diversion, and water conservation. See here for more information. See here to make a nomination. Nominations are due by March 1, 2019. The Award Presentations will take place on May 21, 2019, at City Council.

2019 Poster and Writing Contest


The Poster and Writing Contest invites Hayward students to create a poster or write a poem/essay about Earth Day and its environmental principles. It gives students an opportunity to draw or write their thoughts on water and energy conservation, renewable energy, sustainable transportation and meals, recycling and composting, and a litter-free environment. See here for more information. See here to download an entry form. Entries are due by March 15, 2019. The winners will be awarded on April 23, 2019, at City Council. 

36th Annual Citywide Clean-Up


The Annual Citywide Clean-Up is a litter pick-up event hosted at Weekes Park. Volunteers come together to collect litter and abandoned debris in various neighborhoods throughout the City. The effort demonstrates that Hayward cares about the community and that littering is not accepted. The Annual Citywide Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Please register here.