Hayward has a positively aggressive sustainable arm of the city government that is very active in educating their residents on all manner of eco-conscious actions they can take. Hayward has even won, “A-LIST RECOGNITION AS GLOBAL LEADER IN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION”, one out of 88 cities worldwide! The Environmental Services Division leads the city’s efforts in green and sustainable practices, believing it is a top priority. The goal is to incorporate environmental stewardship in all aspects of the City's work and throughout the community. Residents can learn more through many events throughout the year.
The Hayward Recreation and Park District has many opportunities for residents to volunteer on environmentally related projects. Start by filling out an application here. Another important project is called “Adopt A Block'' program, where you connect with a group of other volunteers and pledge to keep a block of the city clean and green.