Hingham’s Climate Action Plan – A Special Briefing for You!

December 6, 2022 Submitted by John Borger, Hingham Net Zero Hopefully you’ve taken a few minutes to read Carol Britton Meyer’s 10/19/2022 highly informative article, “Citizen Involvement Key to Climate Action Plan’s Success”, on the Green Living tab. Carol reports on the update that Brad Moyer, Chair of the Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC) presented to the …

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Why are Plastic Bottles (and Bottled Water) bad for the environment?

Plastic Debris collected on a paddle between Hingham Harbor and Spectacle Island November 21, 2022 Submitted by Cleaner Greener Hingham Hingham’s decision at Town Meeting 2019 to ban single-use plastic bags was a huge step forward in terms of reducing plastic waste in our community. Cleaner Greener Hingham is now taking on plastic water bottles …

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Citizen involvement key to Climate Action Plan’s success

October 19, 2022 By Carol Britton Meyer Chair Brad Moyer recently presented a broad outline of the Climate Action Planning Committee’s proposed Climate Action Plan to the Select Board, including potential actions at next spring’s Annual Town Meeting. The committee’s public outreach plan is meeting its milestones, according to Moyer, and public sessions and open …

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We’ve “Bin” Recycling

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash September 26, 2022 Submitted by Cleaner Greener Hingham While you know that Hingham requires recycling, do you know what happens to your plastic when it is recycled? According to a recent article in The Atlantic, no matter how good a job we do as a town, the plastic recycling system is …

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What Exactly Is a Climate Action Plan? A Look at Concord’s Plan…

Antique Hingham barn with solar 500 x 888 September 19, 2022 By John Borger, Hingham Net Zero In our last post, we urged you to attend the Climate Action Planning Committee’s upcoming public forum on Tuesday, 9/20 (this is a virtual session via Zoom – you can find log-in information here:(https://www.hingham-ma.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=7300&month=9&year=2022&day=19&calType=0). We thought it might help …

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Meet Hingham’s Climate Action Planning Committee

Antique Hingham barn with solar 500 x 888 September 9, 2022 By John Borger, Hingham Net Zero Are you concerned about climate change? You’re not alone. At Hingham’s 2021 Town Meeting, voters overwhelmingly approved setting the Town-wide goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 and chartered the new Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC – “cap-see”) to develop Hingham’s climate …

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Why Hingham Needs You to Participate in a Climate Planning Forum

Antique Hingham barn with solar 500 x 888 September 8, 2022 By John Borger, Hingham Net Zero At Hingham’s 2021 Town Meeting, voters overwhelmingly approved setting the Town-wide goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 and chartered the Climate Action Planning Committee to develop Hingham’s climate plan. CAPC has already started to hold open forums to …

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Declutter Your Diet

Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash June 1, 2022 By Alixandra Nozzolillo By this point in the year, it’s likely your New Year’s resolutions are long gone, and dry January is a distant memory. As it turns to spring, harness the feelings of renewal, cleansing, and new beginnings to refocus on a foundational aspect of …

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