Environment

Sustainability and Environmental Health are valuable to the citizens of Hingham.
Position History: 

Consensus adopted on Sustainability in 2006 and Environmental Health in December and February 1968

  1. Sustainability: To promote the health, productivity, and safety of those living, working, and learning within the Town, the League of Women Voters of Hingham adopts the goal of making Hingham sustainable community. Toward that end in both the public and private spheres we will support measures including but not limited to:

  • Adoption of a guiding Town philosophy that calls for sustainable building and practice,
  • Long-term planning to align Town bylaws, policies and practice appropriately to achieve this goal,
  • Establishment of sustainability goals and performance standards for major new construction and renovation projects in Hingham,
  • Use of life cycle costing analysis in project planning for all major municipal capital improvement projects;
  • Integration of sustainable design and engineering concepts and collaboration early in the planning process for municipal improvements,
  • Stewardship of public resources,
  • Adoption of optimized energy performance standards and guidelines and energy conservation and renewable energy strategies,
  • Use of environmentally preferable materials in both construction and maintenance,
  • Reduction and/or recycling of solid waste,
  • Provision of appropriate training for Town employees. (2006)

2. Environmental Health: Support of regional solutions to the problem of solid waste disposal and of adequate planning for the sanitary landfill in Hingham until a regional solution is found. (December and February 1968)  

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