Want to know what HNZ is fighting for? Check out the two warrant articles introduced by the Board of Selectmen that will help our town take the important first steps towards creating a viable Climate Action Plan for Hingham. Voting YES on these articles at Town Meeting 2021 will be critical for laying the groundwork for reducing emissions and achieving net zero.
Climate Action Planning Study
ARTICLE O: Will the Town vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds, a sum of money to be spent by the Town for the purposes of creating a Climate Action Plan, which will evaluate a wide range of carbon emission reduction strategies and propose measures within the Town of Hingham to achieve a zero sum of carbon emissions produced and taken out of the atmosphere (“net zero”) by the year 2040 or another target deemed feasible, or act on anything related thereto? (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen)
Climate Action Planning Committee
ARTICLE P: Will the Town vote to establish a Climate Action Planning Committee charged with establishing a Climate Action Plan with such committee consisting of 12 members determined as follows: one member of the Energy Action Committee, who shall serve as Chair of the Climate Action Planning Committee; one member of Cleaner Greener Hingham, one member of the School Committee or its designee; one member of the Hingham Municipal Light Plant; one member of the Planning Board or its designee; one member of the Conservation Commission; one member of the Weir River Estuary Committee; one member of the Development & Industrial Commission, each of the above to be selected by their respective committee, and four residents, two selected by the Board of Selectmen and two selected by the Moderator, or act on anything related thereto? (Inserted by the Board of Selectmen)