Our Mission


The HOPE Charter

HOPE (Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment) encourages people to take responsibility for protecting and enhancing the environment in their everyday lives.

HOPE members and supporters have the following aims:

  • To use a little as possible of energy and resources.
  • To create minimal pollution, both directly and indirectly;
  • To prefer, in general, renewable to non-renewable, natural to manufactured, and local to imported; and
  • To support and promote ‘best practice’ natural resource management and landcare activities.

HOPE encourages people:

  • to view environmental problems in their local, economic and global context.
  • to use what is already there, making the most of existing resources, technology and community networks; and
  • to create, communicate and celebrate lifestyles which reduce consumption and improve quality of life.

While HOPE endorses individual action, it also encourages people to act together in their local community, and in society as a whole, to further these aims.

HOPE is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any political party.


Our core values

HOPE is founded on a vision of a society which is sustainable ecologically, economically and socially. The core idea of HOPE is that, while we have to think about the environment as a whole – on a planet-wide scale – we need to act locally, in our own communities in a way that’s effective and meaningful.

Our slogan is:

"Think Globally - Act Locally"

What do we want to achieve?

HOPE aims to raise awareness of, and encourage active participation in, waste minimisation and the conservation of energy and resources. HOPE encourages people to take responsibility for their relationship with the environment in their daily lives. HOPE members strive to:

  • use as little as possible of energy and resources;
  • create minimal pollution, both directly and indirectly;
  • prefer, in general, renewable to non-renewable, natural to manufactured, and local to imported; and
  • support and promote ’best practice’ natural resource management and landcare activities.

HOPE encourages people to:

  • view environmental problems in their social, economic and global context;
  • use what is already there; making the most of existing resources, technology and community networks;
  • create, communicate and celebrate lifestyles which reduce consumption and improve quality of life.

How do we intend to do this?

HOPE intends to make a difference by:

  • Raising awareness by providing people with information – letting people know about current environmental issues;
  • Education – suggestions on how to tackle these issues; and
  • Showing – how easily it can be done.

You can read more about what HOPE does in different areas of the community - on a businessNGO and local scale.