We would like to invite you to STAND UP and STAND OUT in support of CLIMATE ACTION!
This family-friendly event is an opportunity for Hingham residents that are concerned about the climate crisis to visibly show their support for CLIMATE ACTION.
Hingham Net Zero member and volunteer Climate Reality Leader personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore
Join us to learn about the science & solutions to the climate crisis and to find out what actions you can take for Hingham, for the future generations of Hinghamites and for our home planet.
by John Borger We started composting kitchen scraps and yard waste around 2010 in a 3-bay composting bin I built out of lumber I salvaged from renovating our front stairway. This eliminated disposal at the Transfer Station of all our food garbage (which, buried underground in large quantities, can emit [...]
Please join us for a Zoom presentation by Hingham resident John Borger, who has recently installed solar at his home and has done ALL the research for you regarding going solar right here in Hingham. You don't want to miss this informative presentation!
by Anne Morin. I understood from a young age that humans were negatively impacting the world around us and that I wanted to do something about it. My heroes were the scientists in the National Geographic magazines that I devoured as a child and I knew that one day, [...]
Rep. Joan Meschino will present her 2050 Roadmap Bill, which outlines how our state can achieve NET ZERO emissions by 2050 through establishing intermediate emissions targets, carbon pricing, robust reporting, an inclusion requirement for environmental justice, and more. Please join us on this ZOOM Forum to find out more about [...]
HNZ is observing Blackout Tuesday in honor of black lives lost and postponing our talk. Please visit our website again soon, join our email list or follow us on Facebook to be informed of the new time. ASHPs are an efficient and green way to heat and cool your home [...]
by Ben Kerman I’m a physician, and as I watched the old man breathing with the ventilator–pasty, white and cold–I could not, had not ever, imagined my father this way. We asked the ICU team to remove the breathing tube and ventilator as my father would have wanted, turned up [...]
One of the biggest challenges that climate change scientists, policymakers, and activists have struggled with over the past several decades is COMMUNICATION. How can we effectively convey the urgency of this crisis to as many people as possible and compel them to act? One strategy that has promise is that [...]
We'll be meeting next Wednesday evening, May 20, at 7 pm, to review what we've done since our last meeting and plan next steps. The details for the Zoom meeting are below. Here's the agenda: the forum planning group will report on how its first online forum on EVs went, [...]
Special thanks to Light Board member Roger Freeman for providing a summary of their most recent meeting: REC SALES The General Manager, Paul Heanue, reported that he sold Hingham’s Class I Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from our existing wind projects, and bought “Replacement” Class II RECs so that Hingham could [...]
Twenty-four of us met on Wednesday to discuss our projects. There's a lot we can be doing right now, and not everyone can take every action, but here are some things you can do to help - maybe you will find something you would like to engage. Hingham Climate Action [...]
Join us for our first Zoom chat on electric vehicles on April 23 at 11 am. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to drive an electric car? Are you unsure about what you need at home to charge an electric vehicle? Have you wondered whether there [...]
Next Hingham Net Zero meeting - Wed. April 22, 7 pm via Zoom - please email HinghamNetZero@gmail.com for the link to attend. Agenda: discuss our response to light plant action (see report below), hear the plans the forum subcommittee has been working on for community education and ask how we [...]
Last week the Hingham Light Board voted to make the light plant's power portfolio more carbon-free by retiring the Renewable Energy Credits which come with the renewable energy they purchase, and not selling them on. This decision is once again on the agenda for a special light board meeting this [...]
Last week, the Hingham Light Board voted in favor of my resolution to maintain Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant's net zero carbon policy for two more years. This means HMLP will purchase renewable energy credits to cover the emissions of the fossil fueled energy we use. Recognizing this is a stopgap [...]
Energy Action Committee Remote Meeting via conference call: Dial: 1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 322 959 662 Discuss the warrant article proposal on climate action planning submitted for April 2020 Town Meeting and next steps Planning for solar energy adoption in Hingham Discuss any other matters brought before the [...]
Last night (3/3) the Board of Selectman asked the Town Administrator to create a climate planning task force to move ahead immediately with the project of creating a climate action plan. They considered this a better approach than the warrant article, which proposed getting Town Meeting support for a larger [...]
For those following the progress of the Town's Energy Action Committee's article on the Town Meeting warrant which calls for developing a climate action plan, the Energy Action Committee voted last night on whether to proceed with the article as is, or withdraw it and go with a plan to [...]
The Hingham Board of Selectmen will consider what the Energy Action Committee decided at the meeting on March 2. This will be a really important opportunity for us to show up and show town support for creating a climate action plan, however the town ends up going about it.
Should Town Meeting vote to start the process of creating a climate plan for Hingham? The Town's Energy Action Committee will be discussing this on March 2 at Town Hall, 7:30 pm. The Committee has drafted an article to do that, but some people in the selectmen's office feel the [...]
"Climate change, experts have widely stated, is a problem that must be solved at a policy level. But this doesn’t mean that families can’t make choices that will have a real impact." Click here to read a great recent article from the Washington Post with simple, actionable steps families can [...]
Net Zero-ers Laura Burns and Ben Kerman summarized the webinar for us. Here's what they learned: Messaging: Useful and Not Useful Here are problems with current approaches to discussing climate change, which don't put the human element into the discussion: In many images, there are no humans - just landscapes [...]
In the fall of 2019, the town of Hingham's Energy Action Committee asked the Board of Selectmen to approve a project for the committee: to figure out how to make a plan to reduce carbon emissions all across the town. The Selectmen agreed, and the committee will be proposing to [...]