Responsible Energy Alternatives Coalition of Hingham
The Mission of Reach:
Responsible Energy Alternatives Coalition of Hingham (REACH) promoted the use of renewable resources in place of extraction-based fuels; it encouraged energy conservation and the use of energy-efficient equipment. REACH was a community group advocating that Hingham become more responsible for its environmental footprint.
History of REACH
The roots of REACH go back to the mid-1970's, when founder Pat Granahan urged the Hingham Light Plant to move away from nuclear power and embrace energy efficiency and alternative fuels. In 2000 REACH recognized that the advances in wind technology coupled with the presence of a municipal light plan suggested that wind was a viable option for responsible energy in Hingham.
In April of 2015, Hingham REACH Board voted to disband.
Listed below are other groups in Hingham and the South Shore with similar missions:
Hingham Energy Action Committee - A town appointed committee serving residents by establishing energy policies that will promote the efficient use of energy, increase awareness and reduce adverse environmental impact.
Waste Disposal and Recycling Committee - Promotes efficient long-range waste planning in Hingham with a focus on recycling through the use of communication/education, facilitation and best practices.
Sustainable South Shore - a multi-town advocacy group on the South Shore of Massachusetts committed to helping area residents conserve energy, protect the environment and live sustainable lives.
350.org - a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. 350 Massachusetts is a volunteer-led, campaign-focused initiative convened and facilitated by Better Future Project, connecting and organizing a strong grassroots coalition to address climate change and build a just and secure future beyond fossil fuels.
Hingham High School Green Committee - Since 2007, the Hingham High School Green Committee has brought together students, faculty, administrators and community members to reduce the environmental impact of the school and raise awareness about environmental concerns. The Green Committee’s programs are designed to promote sustainability on a personal and institutional level, encourage student engagement with the natural world, and spread the word about responsible environmental stewardship.