The Story of Plastic – Free Screenings this Weekend

Thursday, February 25, 2021 – Submitted by Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee Don’t let the rain this weekend cloud your outlook. Instead of the usual weekend movie, how about this special look that will open your eyes to an important environmental issue? This is not your typical Saturday night date movie or feel-good family popcorn flick …

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

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash February 3, 2021, Submitted by John Borger of Hingham Net Zero We recently commended the Selectmen’s decision to seek approval and resources at Town Meeting for development of a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Hingham. We provided a brief, generic definition of a CAP. But what might Hingham’s plan …

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Small Change, Big Impact

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Submitted by the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee What would it take to make one small change in your habits this year? Did you know that if we all make one small change, it will add up to huge savings for the town? In 2021, Hingham will be paying approximately 25% …

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‘Tis the Season: Composting 101

Monday, November 20, 2020 by Hingham Anchor Green Living Contributor Janice Brown McPhillips Are you sick of raking yet? Raking hurts my back. Carrying heavy bags of leaves is hard work. But there is magic in those leaves, especially when you mix in your fruit and vegetable waste in the form of a compost pile. …

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Meet Hingham Net Zero – Your Local Climate Action Group

October 2, 2020 – Submitted by Anne Morin, Member Hingham Net Zero Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge of our generation and it demands ambitious action on all fronts. While it is critical that large corporations and global governments need to take meaningful steps to reduce emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases,  the reality is …

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Growing Popularity in Composting

October 1, 2020 by Conor Miller, Founder of Black Earth Compost* Compost, Grow, Eat, repeat… This summer my four-year-old daughter came to understand what her Papa does for work. She now knows the difference between trash, recycling, and composting. She is taking the fruit sticker off the banana peel and tossing it into the green …

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Hingham Virtual Solar Open House Tour National Solar Tour

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Have you wondered what is involved in having solar panels, heat pumps/mini-splits, or an electric vehicle? On this year’s Hingham Solar Tour, you will be able to visit Hingham homes that have solar panel installations and other carbon-reducing technologies in operation. Your Hingham neighbors will showcase how they are reducing their …

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The Importance of Pollinators

9/23/20 – Submitted by Janice Brown McPhillips I am an avid gardener with both a perennial garden, a small vegetable garden at home as well as a plot at the Weir River Farm Community Garden. I turned my gardening hobby into a career many years ago and have been teaching at Holly Hill Farm and …

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