Hingham residents for a low carbon future
Who We Are
We are residents of Hingham, MA coming together to:
- raise awareness of the need for aggressive climate action;
- support the Town’s efforts to cut emissions; and
- work to reduce carbon emissions across our town as quickly as possible.
We hope to achieve these goals through advocacy and education. We have a number of working groups and we are always looking for volunteers to help. If you think someone should do something about climate change, that someone could be YOU!
Standing Up for Climate Action in Hingham
At Town Meeting on May 8, 2021 Hingham residents voted YES to develop a climate action plan!
The town will establish an 11 member Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC) charged with creating a Climate Action Plan (CAP)— a recommended strategy and series of actions to facilitate a town-wide “net zero” sum of carbon emissions produced and removed from the atmosphere by the year 2040. Hingham’s CAP will describe how the various sectors within our town can act to reach this reduction in ways that are uniquely feasible and cost effective in our town. The CAPC will lead the process to evaluate options and recommend actions to accomplish the “net zero” goal as well as oversee the funding dedicated to developing the Plan.
The Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant (HMLP) Board voted to financially support the full cost of developing the CAP. From the sale of renewable energy credits, the HMLP is able to donate $80,000 for this purpose. This means that residents’ rates will not be impacted by the creation of the CAP.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this momentous victory! As we move forward, we will continue to support the town’s efforts to reach net zero emissions.
We host monthly Hingham Net Zero meetings to discuss current goals, future endeavors, and other climate-minded ideas! To be notified about upcoming meetings or other HNZ events, sign up for our newsletter here.
We have several sub-committees (Community Engagement, HMLP Engagement, EV committee) dedicated to specific goals or interests. If you are interested in joining one or starting a new one, reach out through email: email@example.com and we will put you in touch with the group.
Latest News & Events
Recording: Meet our Town’s new Sustainability Coordinator Consultant
Who is our new Town's Sustainability Coordinator Consultant & what are her priorities? Listen to the recorded presentation with Ginny LeClair, Sustainability Coordinator Consultant for the Towns of Hingham & Cohasset, to find out. Webinar Read more
Hingham Net Zero General Meeting, February 15, 7pm
Meet our Town's new Sustainability Coordinator Consultant! Please welcome our guest speaker Ginny LeClair, Sustainability Coordinator Consultant for the Towns of Hingham & Cohasset, to our February General Meeting. Ginny has been an integral part of the CAPC's Read more
Recording: Electrify Hingham with Brianna Bennett
Can we electrify Hingham? What has our Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant (HMLP) been working on & what is planned in the future? Listen to the recorded presentation by Brianna Bennett, HMLP Sustainability Coordinator, to find Read more
Hingham Net Zero General Meeting, October 17, 7pm
Can we electrify Hingham? Please welcome our guest speaker Brianna Bennett, HMLP Sustainability Coordinator, to our October General Meeting. Get to know what our Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant (HMLP) has been working on & what is planned in Read more