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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Household Hazardous Waste Day 2020

9/21/20 – Submitted by Janice McPhillips For the Cleaner Greener Hingham Committee (officially known as the Long-Range Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee) Were you one of the many of us around town who did some spring cleaning in your garage, basement, or workshop to prepare for the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day Collection last spring? …

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A Climate Story

John and Margaret tell their story of how ordinary Hingham folks can do their part to reduce the impact of climate change. September 15, 2020 by John Borger, story orginally published for Hingham Net Zero We started composting kitchen scraps and yard waste around 2010 in a 3-bay composting bin I built out of lumber …

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Hingham Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting On Sept. 23 Will Be Virtual

September 15, 2020 by Eileen McIntyre, Chair, Board of Trustees, Hingham Land Conservation Trust The Hingham Land Conservation Trust (HLCT) has announced that its September 23rd 7 pm Annual Meeting will now be held online, live-via-ZOOM, as the ongoing public health emergency restrictions make it impossible to hold the meeting, as originally planned, at the Hingham …

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Brown is the New Green

September 3, 2020 by Anchor contributor Janice Brown McPhillips Here is something we can all agree on – despite some rain in the last ten days, this summer of 2020 has been a hot and very dry summer. Even before we in Hingham owned our water utility, I personally have been worried about all the …

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New “Green Living” Section: Planting Fall Veggies

August 17, 2020 story and photos by Joshua Ross Welcome to the Hingham Anchor’s newest section, “Green Living.” The goal of the “Green Living” section is to highlight the incredible work done by Hingham’s green activists, the schools’ Green Teams, and spotlight new legislation being introduced and passed by our local and state elected officials. …

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