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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.

Living Our Values

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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