by Laurie Freeman Would you like to hear some great news about climate change? Recent studies including a groundbreaking report by Rewiring America show that we don’t need miracle technologies to address it – we have real solutions now, and if we deploy them rapidly – we can still protect our children from the Read more
We are proud to join the Hingham Civic Association along with all the other wonderful non-profit organizations who serve Hingham. The Hingham Civic Association is a group of Hingham community organizations coming together to ensure that civic organizations thrive in a post pandemic world. We are looking forward to engaging Read more
Books, TV, film, youtube, magazines, and podcasts are a great portal to learn about environmentalism and the climate crisis. Whether you are interested in learning the basic science, imagining a post-apocalyptic future, appreciating nature, or exploring solutions there is something out there for you. We have compiled an incomplete list Read more
SAVE THE DATE: TOWN MEETING MAY 8 at 2pm at Hingham High School fields. The Board of Selectmen has confirmed the Town Meeting date. Clear your calendars for MAY 8 at 2pm so you are able to vote and make your voice heard. At this meeting we will be voting Read more
Join us on Tuesday, April 6th at 7:30pm for "The Climate Crisis and its Solutions", a webinar highlighting the current state of the climate crisis as well as promising solutions. Based on the "Truth in 10" presentation from former Vice President Al Gore, Hingham Net Zero's Christin Eigenmann will guide Read more
by Jo-An Heileman In the late 1960’s, I was among many people who were becoming alarmed at the state of our environment. I was not a true activist, but I wrote to my elected officials, and voted accordingly. I was very excited when the first Earth Day was celebrated in Read more
What Exactly Is a Climate Action Plan? A Look at Concord’s Plan… Originally appeared in the Hingham Anchor (2/3/21) and Hingham Journal (3/9/21) We recently commended the Selectmen’s decision to seek approval and resources at Town Meeting for development of a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Hingham. We provided a Read more
by Christin Eigenmann Why bother? Switzerland is my home country; it is where I grew up and spent most of my life. And yes, Switzerland is beautiful, Switzerland is literally ‘perfect’. Everything works out perfectly, even the trains leave exactly the minute they were scheduled. Everything is perfectly organized, from Read more
Hingham Net Zero will host its next general meeting on Wednesday March 17 at 7pm. We plan to discuss the advisory committee's recommendations on the Climate Action Plan Warrant Articles, Laura Burns' campaign for the light board, and more! We hope to see you there! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4711356657?pwd=OVFyaDF6ZjdudnB6MUhYak1BYzJ0Zz09 meeting ID: Read more
The Advisory Committee is a deliberative body chartered by the Town of Hingham General By-laws to consider all articles in any Town Meeting Warrant and to make recommendations on each article as it deems to be in the best interest of the Town. The CAP warrant articles will be discussed Read more
A big thank you to Old Ship Church who is kindly hosting our Climate Action sign! We are so appreciative of Old Ship Church's support for climate action in Hingham. By building our network of support, our community can make change. Rev. Ken Read-Brown will be publishing an article Read more
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 Read more
This position is now FILLED. If you would like to be considered for future internship opportunities or explore other ways to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Are you passionate about the climate and have communications experience? You may be the perfect fit for this opportunity! Job Description Length and Location: Read more
Opinion from HNZ member John Borger urging citizens to support an upcoming warrant article that will advance Hingham toward a solid climate action plan.
Please read the full opinion published by the Hingham Anchor here.
The January meeting, usually the third Wednesday of the month, has been rescheduled this month to the day after, because there are some important events scheduled to occur in the larger universe, and folks would like to be able to attend to them.
Have you thought about going solar? Check out the latest Harbor Media episode of Green Living. HNZ member Anne Morin speaks to HNZ co-founder and former selectman Laura Burns about why she feels it’s important for our town to take climate action. Read more
Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm, join HNZ members Brenda Black, Janice McPhillips and Peter Swanson to learn about strategies to lower your carbon footprint by reducing food waste and composting the rest (or at least the fruit/veggie part of the rest). Read more
The Hingham Climate Action Plan Task Force is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to outline the scope of a climate action plan in preparation to request funding for the development of a climate action plan at the Spring 2021 Town Meeting. Join us to share your thoughts Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
"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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more