Sustainability

Think you know how to recycle? Take the quiz!

Recycling rules can be confusing. Everyone has felt that moment of hesitation at the recycling bin...
September 28, 2021
Community, Sustainability

Compost Giveaway returns Oct. 30, 2021

This fall, the Hayward Compost Giveaway is returning following a hiatus during the COVID-19...
September 28, 2021
Sustainability

Alameda County allows bring-your-own reusable food ware at restaurants and stores

The consumption of single-use food ware has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic...
September 28, 2021
Sustainability

Upgrade your East Bay Community Energy plan to 100% renewable energy before automatic changes take place on Jan. 1, 2022

The Hayward City Council recently voted to make Renewable 100 the new default electricity product...
September 28, 2021
Photo of the Hayward Hills and a view of the City and San Mateo bridge at dusk. On top of it text: Top 30 On-Site Generation. EPA Green Power Partnership.
News Release, Sustainability

City of Hayward named a top on-site generator of renewable energy

HAYWARD, Calif. , Aug. 24, 2021—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ranked the City of...
August 24, 2021
Sustainability

Hayward Council votes to establish Renewable 100 as City’s new default electricity product

At its July 6 meeting , the Hayward City Council voted to select Renewable 100 as the new default...
July 27, 2021
Sustainability

Amidst drought, Governor Newsom calls for voluntary 15% reduction in water use

Governor Newsom discusses drought emergency response at Lopez Reservoir in San Luis Obispo County...
July 27, 2021
Sustainability

Improperly disposed battery sparks Tri-CED truck fire

Earlier this year, a Tri-CED recycling truck serving Hayward caught fire due to an improperly...
July 27, 2021
Sustainability

Hayward Council adopts resolution supporting 100% zero emission vehicle sales in California by 2030

At their July 20 meeting, the Hayward City Council adopted a resolution declaring the City’s...
July 27, 2021
Sustainability

Free efficiency kits delivered to your door through Rising Sun “Green House Call” program

Local nonprofit Rising Sun Center for Opportunity (Rising Sun) is helping Hayward residents make...
July 27, 2021
Sustainability

Save water and money with these drought-conscious tips

Most areas in California, including the Bay Area, are currently experiencing drought conditions...
May 25, 2021
Sustainability

Test your bike-friendliness with Bike East Bay’s Drivers Ed 2.0 Quiz

Are you a bike-friendly driver? In honor of National Bike Month, drivers can take Bike East Bay ’s...
May 25, 2021
Community, Library, Sustainability

City honors 19 young artists and writers in annual Poster and Writing Contest

Pictured above is the first place winning poster in the 4th to 5th grade age group, submitted by...
May 25, 2021
Sustainability

Community input sought on new electric power source for City of Hayward

The City of Hayward will soon need to select a new electricity product for local residents and...
May 25, 2021
Sustainability

Reduce your carbon footprint this camping season with refillable propane tanks

Single-use propane tanks are a popular way for campers to power up their grills and other equipment...
May 25, 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

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

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