Hingham residents for a low carbon future

Standing Up for Climate Action in Hingham

Hingham Needs a Climate Action Plan

Hingham doesn’t have a climate action plan… yet. Hingham Town Meeting will vote on creating a Climate Action Plan!  The proposal will 1) allocate funds donated by the Hingham Municipal Light Plant towards the development of a CAP and 2) evaluate different carbon emission reduction strategies so that Hingham can reach net zero emissions by 2040 (at the earliest). Town Meeting is set for Saturday, May 8th at 2pm at the Hingham High School Fields. We are hoping for a large turnout to ensure the ratification of the articles, so clear your calendars for May 8th and help spread the word!

If you would like to learn more, you can read a preliminary draft of the Climate Action Plan Warrant Articles here. To stay up to date, be sure to sign-up for our email updates and follow us on instagram and facebook. Finally, tell your friends and neighbors and plan to vote for the Article!

Get Involved!

Hingham Needs a Climate Action Plan

In order to pass the Climate Action Plan (CAP) Warrant Article with flying colors, we will need all the help we can get! Here are some actions you can take to support this effort:

We are hosting standouts every other weekend leading up to the May Town Meeting. A visible demonstration of support for climate action will be critical in promoting awareness and generating support for approving a Climate Action Plan warrant article on May 8th. Click the link below to sign up for a location and date that works for you!

Sign Up to Stand Out

We have run out of all 1000 postcards and we have assigned 50 lawn signs! Thank you to all the volunteers. If you still want to help, be sure to vote at Town Meeting on May 8th!

Who We Are

We are residents of Hingham, MA coming together to:

  1. raise awareness of the need for aggressive climate action;
  2. support the Town’s efforts to cut emissions; and
  3. 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!

Learn more about who we are and what we do

Latest News & Events

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Listen to the Hingham Cast with Ally Donnelly

HNZ member, Christin Eigenmann, recently talked with Hingham Cast host Ally Donnelly about climate action in Hingham and the upcoming vote. Listen to the full podcast below! Click here to listen to the Hingham Cast

  • Vote for the Future

HMS Video on Climate Action

8th grade students from the Hingham Middle School put a great video together in support of the Climate Action Plan. Our young climate activists know that climate change will only intensify in the coming years. Read more

  • HNZ members at a standout

Final Standout: Saturday May 1

We're approaching the homestretch to Town Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2pm at the Hingham High School Field, when our Warrant Article 14 for a Climate Action Plan and Committee will come up for Read more