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Green Committee

Find out more about the LWV of Hingham Green Study and the Green Committee.

Clean Harbor Environmental Services - Household Waste Info

Green Committee Update

The LWV of Hingham Green Committee continues its mission to make Hingham a more sustainable community. Stay tuned for more information on what is to come this year - it should be exciting! Check out the articles below that were published in the Hingham Journal.

Green Corner Articles:

Household Hazardous Waste - 5/10/07

How to Achieve a Healthier Lawn - 3/15/07

Teaching Children the Three R's- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle + 3/1/07

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - 2/15/07

Responsible Energy Alternatives Coalition of Hingham - REACH - 2/1/07

For more information on the Green Corner or if you would like to send questions, comments or suggestions, please email greencorner@hingham.ma.lwvnet.org. Also, we would welcome any volunteers who would be interested in writing an article for our Green Corner.

The Committee plans to partner with other local organizations with similar goals, such as REACH (promotes alternative energy sources), Sustainable Hingham, Hingham Long Range Waste Disposal Committee and Old Ship Church.

LWV of Hingham Green Building Study

Energy efficiency, sustainable design, conservation and renewable energy are just a few of the phrases that speak to building green and sustainability. Green building has become increasingly important over the last few decades. Last Spring, the League of Women Voters of Hingham completed a Study of Green Building, which was presented at the LWV of Hingham's Annual Meeting in 2006. Consensus was met and a Position was created for the LWV of Hingham's Local Program.

For more information on the presentation given and findings from the study, click on the links below:

Consensus Statement and Position on Sustainability

Highlighted Presentation Summaries

Full Presentations

What is Green or Sustainable Design?
Green Building Regulations and Bidding
Why Green? Impacts on the Environment
Why Green? Impacts on People
Green Maintenance and Operations
Green Demolition & Remodel

Glossary of Green Terminology

Resources and Links