As a ‘green community,’ Town of Hingham seeks additional grants

October 6, 2021 By Carol Britton Meyer Hingham was designated a “green community” in 2018 under the Massachusetts Green Communities Designation and Grant Program, which included agreeing to the goal of reducing municipal energy by at least 20 percent over five years. The next step — following the expenditure of the initial grant funds awarded …

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Green Communities update: three projects nearing completion

July 28, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Town of Hingham is wrapping up its first round of Green Communities projects. Hingham was designated a Green Community by the state Department of Energy Resources in 2019. Along with that good news came an Initial Designation Grant of $142,000. “With [those funds] we were able to …

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First two Hingham hybrid police cars are a hit

Left to right: Chief David Jones, Officer Benjamin Carr, Officer Kevin Nguyen, Officer Michael Dunlea, Deputy Chief Ryan O’Shea May 20, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The first two of several hybrid police cars that were ordered recently have arrived at the Hingham Police Department, to rave reviews. “We are very excited that we took delivery of these 2021 Ford …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day 2021

May 11, 2021, Submitted by The Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee (officially known as the Long-Range Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee) Time for some spring cleaning! Hingham residents have an opportunity to dispose of anything that might be hazardous or toxic at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day which is coming up on May 15th …

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Every Day is Earth Day

April 28, 2021- Submitted by the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee Though the official Earth “Day” may have passed, that doesn’t mean you can’t look for additional ways to help lessen your personal impact on our ever-warming planet. Even making a few small changes in your life, can go a long way. Over time, our habits …

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Earth Day Movie & Discussion: A Life On Our Planet

April 22, 2021, Submitted by 350 Mass South Shore 350 MA/Sustainable South Shore and South Coast members— Below is the link for our meeting this evening, which starts an hour from now at 7pm. The Movie Group has been diligently working on launching our Earth Year of climate movies at 7 pm this Thursday, Earth …

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Spring Brings Hope of Herring Sightings in Hingham

Ben Uiterwyk of Hingham, age 8, examines the Foundry Pond Fish Ladder April 21, 2021, Submitted by the Weir River Watershed Association Late March sun brightened the trailhead at Hingham’s Foundry Pond, but Anna Corbett, 11, was looking for another sign of spring. “We’re going to search for herring!” Guided by the sound of rushing …

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Earth Day and Arbor Day proclaimed in Hingham

Photo by Joshua Ross Photography April 14, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Selectmen last night proclaimed Thursday, April 22, as Earth Day — and Friday, April 30, as Arbor Day — in the Town of Hingham. Selectmen Joseph Fisher and William Ramsey read the accompanying proclamations issued by the board. The Earth Day proclamation …

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