All News and Events2020-05-25T16:57:30+00:00


With the Upcoming Vote on the Climate Plan Warrant Articles at Town Meeting, Hingham Needs to Focus

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

An Incomplete Reading, Watching, and Listening Guide

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

Special Event: Climate Crisis and its Solutions Webinar

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

Hingham Net Zero General Meeting: Wed Mar 17 @ 7pm

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: meeting ID: Read more

CALL TO ACTION – Tell the Advisory Committee that you support the Climate Action Plan warrant articles!

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

OPPORTUNITY: Communications Internship [FILLED]

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 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

Hingham Net Zero monthly meeting moved from Wednesday, Jan 20th to the next day, Thursday, Jan 21, 7 pm

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.

The Climate Crisis & Its Solutions with Christin Eigenmann – Tuesday, October 20 at 7:15pm

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM: Rep. Joan Meschino – 2050 Roadmap Bill

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

July 7 at 7pm: Hingham Net Zero Virtual Engagement Series: Introduction to Air-Source Heat Pumps

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

A Physicians’ Climate Story: Love, Loss, Physiology & Duty

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

May 5, 2020 – HMLP Board Meeting Summary

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

Next HNZ Meeting: Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm & Summary of Hingham Light Board Meeting

Next Hingham Net Zero meeting - Wed. April 22, 7 pm via Zoom - please email 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

Hingham Light Board Meeting April 15 7:30 am

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

Update: 3/3 Selectmen’s Meeting

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

Tuesday, March 3 – Board of Selectmen meeting, Hingham Town Hall

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.

Takeaways from Climate Xchange Webinar on Communication of the Climate Crisis

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

Starting on the Road to Net Zero

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

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