Upcoming Events

14/08 2017

Community Forum | Saturday 19th August 2017

Our Regional Natural Resource Management Body - Condamine Alliance

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. would like to invite you to this month’s Community Forum featuring Condamine Alliance - our regional NRM (Natural Resource Management) Body.

Condamine Alliance was founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation, who work alongside communities, councils, government and organisations like HOPE, to support over 29,000 square kilometres of land. Condamine Alliance work to protect and conserve water, land and wildlife for future generations.

Thumbnail of speaker - Jayne Thorpe
Jayne Thorpe

HOPE would like to invite anyone with an interest in conservation or environmental protection to attend the upcoming forum, in the hope that Condamine Alliance can shed some light on their organisation and hopefully engage some like-minded community members.

Ms Jayne Thorpe (pictured), General Manager - Growth from Condamine Alliance, will provide a more detailed overview of the organisation’s main objectives, current and proposed projects and events, and showcase some achievements awarded to Condamine Alliance for their outstanding work and accomplishments. Jayne will also be discussing the wide range of ways community members can get involved with implementing the new Natural Resource Management Plan, and providing input on how the job should be done.

From 2015-2016, Condamine Alliance managed to engage with 1,100 landholders and 50 different contractors, delivered and participated in more than 29 community events, and have partnered with 11 different landcare, community and Indigenous groups. Condamine Alliance are very focused on how to prioritise and measure their activities to ensure the funds entrusted to them provide the greatest benefit to the community.

HOPE and Condamine Alliance share similar ideologies and believe that a healthy environment translates into healthy communities, and encourage locals and people of the Condamine River Catchment Area to play an active role in managing their natural resources, now and for the future.

Condamine Alliance’s revised Natural Resource Management Plan encourages all stakeholders and community members across the catchment to work together to achieve a more sustainable future and to set a precedent for future generations to do the same.

The upcoming forum hosted by HOPE gives community members a chance to learn more about Condamine Alliance and how they can get involved.

Saturday, 19 August 2017 | 1pm - 4pm
Toowoomba City Library
(Level 3, Cnr Herries and Victoria Sts, Toowoomba).
Entry by gold coin donation
Bookings for the community forum are essential.
To reserve your seat or for further enquiries, please contact the HOPE office. Phone 4639 2135 or email office@hopeaustralia.org.au.

15/08 2017

TLCF 2017 | Sunday 20th August 2017

Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. is hosting a stall at this iconic Toowoomba event, please drop by to avail yourself of a wealth of information or just to say hello.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 | 10am - 4pm
Adults $8 | Concession $5 | Kids free

06/07 2017

Marine Plastic Pollution conference | 30 Oct to 1 Nov 2017

Beyond Plastic Pollution | Pathways to Cleaner Oceans

In 2017, the UN Environment Programme acknowledged the growing body of research highlighting Marine Plastic Pollution as a significant problem on a global scale. It has widescale economic, social and environmental impacts. Business, government and the community need to find solutions.

Australia’s first Conference focused on reducing Marine Plastic Pollution in the Asia-Pacific region will take place at Darling Harbour in Sydney from October 30th to November 1st 2017. Bringing together business, government, science, academia and community, Beyond Plastic Pollution will seek to find pathways to cleaner oceans learning about the latest research, testing the best solutions and encouraging diverse interests to work together.

If you would like to know more about global best practice regulations; if you’re looking to reduce the plastic footprint of your business or industry; if you’re keen to understand new technologies and alternative materials; if you want to take your community down a plastic-free pathway; or if you want to meet leading advocates and stakeholders…

Please join us for this richly informative and highly diverse programme – combining keynotes, panel discussions, practical workshops, real-world case studies, an innovation showcase – and … HELP MAP OUT THE PATHWAYS TO CLEANER OCEANS …

Monday, October 30th- Wednesday November 1st 2017
Corporate & Government: $1160*
Academic & Local Government: $885*
Community Groups: $445*
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