Do you own an Electric Vehicle (particularly red, white or blue) and want to join HNZ for Hingham’s 4th of July parade entry? The parade’s theme is “Heroes Among Us”; HNZ will be honoring our heroes as well as showcasing EVs as a sustainable way to protect our future. If you’re interested, contact Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or click here to register on the Hingham Website. The first five people to contact Brad and register will have the Read more
Hingham Net Zero will be hosting its next general meeting Wednesday May 19 at 7pm. We will be celebrating our win at Town Meeting with the passage of the climate action plan article! Join us this Wednesday to cheer about that! And... what's next? We have a lot of ideas. Do you? Come and share them. An email from hinghamnetzero.org will share the zoom meeting details! Not signed up for updates? Email us at email@example.com for the link. See you there Read more
First order of business after Town Meeting: get Laura Burns elected to Light Board! Laura Burns is the cofounder of Hingham Net Zero and is committed to decarbonizing Hingham's energy. As a member of the Light Board she will promote affordability, reliability, and sustainability. Laura has ample experience in public office as a former select person and ad com member. We are proud to endorse Laura! Vote on Saturday May 22! Find out more about Laura here: Facebook: Laura Burns Read more
At Town Meeting on May 8, 2021 Hingham residents voted YES to develop a climate action plan! The town will establish an 11 member Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC) charged with creating a Climate Action Plan (CAP)— a recommended strategy and series of actions to facilitate a town-wide “net zero” sum of carbon emissions produced and removed from the atmosphere by the year 2040. Hingham’s CAP will describe how the various sectors within our town can act to reach this Read more
We're approaching the homestretch to Town Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2pm at the Hingham High School Field, when our Warrant Article 14 for a Climate Action Plan and Committee will come up for a vote. We want a resounding roar of "YEA!', so there is not the slightest doubt about which way Hingham is headed and the overwhelming urgency with which we are addressing climate change! So we'll be out there again, Saturday, May 1st, 10am, meeting in Read more
The Climate Action Planning Task Force is hosting a public information session to help residents learn about the Climate Action Plan Warrant Articles at this year's Town Meeting. The Task Force has been critical in focusing the conversation around climate action planning and developing the scope for Hingham to use in the development of a climate action plan. The meeting will take place WED APRIL 28 at 7:30 pm via zoom. The meeting ID is 813 8121 9489, passcode 551861, 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 on the CLIMATE ACTION PLAN WARRANT ARTICLES. We need as much turnout as possible to ensure these pass, so that Hingham can begin developing its own Climate Action Plan. Help 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 viewers through the past, present, and future of the climate crisis. This is a powerful visual and factual account of the climate impacts being experienced around the globe and presents 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: 417 135 6657 passcode: 49255287 phone: 301 715 8592
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.
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
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.
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!
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 this important piece of legislation for advancing climate action in the state of Massachusetts. Enjoy a video recording of this event by clicking below:
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 and serve as a very attractive alternative to more conventional systems fueled by fossil-fuel combustion. If you anticipate having to replace your heating system in the near to medium future 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, and what it's planning next climate coaching program - recruiting people to help our neighbors take steps on their own Janice McPhillips will tell us about the proposal for town-wide 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 is an EV that would fit into your lifestyle and budget? This informal Zoom chat will give you a chance to talk about all of these issues and more with 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 each can help, think about planning for town meeting next year - does anybody know what's happening with the town's climate planning task force? Light board reverses its plan to Read more