Upcoming Events

We invite you to support the events listed below – both from HOPE and its environment colleagues.

Koala education and awareness presentation | 16 November 2019

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA)

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 9am-11am
Baringa Community Centre 20 Edwards Terrace, Baringa

Celebrating Koalas in South East Queensland

Join CVA and Koala Action Inc at the Baringa Community Center to celebrate koalas! Koala Action Inc are a dedicated group of people doing everything they can to ensure that koalas thrive in the future.

Learn all about the amazing work they are doing and what you can do to help these incredible (and very cute) marsupials.

CVA will provide a morning tea and will be giving out free koala food trees for people to plant in their gardens.

This event is open to the whole family, so grab your kids and bring them along to this exciting and educational morning!

RSVP here bookings.conservationvolunteers.org/project/celebrating-koalas-in-south-east-queensland or contact our CVA Brisbane Office.

View the flyer here.

Hosted by Conservation Volunteers Australia

ANZSEE 2019 Conference | 24-26 November 2019

Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE) | RMIT University

Sunday to Monday, 24 November to 26 November 2019
RMIT University Swanston Academic Building Swanston St (Melbourne Central)

Ecological Economics: Solutions Now and in the Future conference

The 2019 Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics conference will address the great challenges of our times: environmental crises and how we can live more sustainably on our planet.

With a great line-up of keynote speakers and panels open to all those interested as well as sustainability academics, professionals and activists, make sure you book now. Registration rates are minimal to welcome all-comers. Get all the program news and associated details here: https://anzsee.org.au

(optional tours and dinner Sunday 24 November — main conference days Monday 25 November and Tuesday 26 November)

View the event flyer here.

Hosted by the ANZSEE

ESA19: the 2019 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia | 24-29 November 2019

Ecological Society of Australia (ESA)

Sunday to Friday, 24 November to 29 November 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston, Tasmania

Ecology: science for practical solutions

‘Ecology is the science of interactions among all forms of life and the abiotic environment they inhabit, and in turn, change and shape. Applications of ecology are all around us everyday, in natural resource management, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, water production and conservation biology. These applications demonstrate the importance of ecology in seeking to understand and explain our Earth, and how humans can better co-exist with nature in an increasingly anthropogenically-modified environment. This provides the theme for this conference: how the science of ecology can contribute to developing and implementing solutions for our planet in the throes of a biodiversity crisis and a changing climate. Ecological science is fundamental to informing policy but the next generation of practising ecologists will need to work more closely with economists, political scientists, historians, human geographers and social scientists to develop ecologically sustainable practices.

Northern Tasmania is the gateway to craggy mountain wilderness, vivid lichen covered beaches, and windswept offshore islands. Launceston is nestled in the Tamar Valley, incised by the kanamaluka (Tamar River), Australia’s longest navigable estuary at 70km carrying the combined flows from over 15,000km2 including the waters from the North Esk, South Esk, Meander and Macquarie Rivers. The region supports a rich native flora and fauna, and is not without human impact. Urban living and agricultural production development feature prominently across the landscape. Conference field trips will explore this natural and semi-urban environment and discuss the current and future threats, with scientists and land managers demonstrating science-informed actions aimed at supporting policy and practice to protect against contemporary and future impacts on the ecology of the region.’

ESA19 Conference Program is now available. (Please note that this program is subject to change without notice)

View the program here.

Register here

Supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of State Growth

Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges (Conference) | 28-29 November 2019

Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)

Thursday to Friday, 28-29 November 2019
ACU, 115 Victoria Parade , Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Join us for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields - including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality - to address our central questions:

  • How do we build Earth-centred ethics in Australia?
  • What barriers prevent people from developing and maintaining an Earth-centred world view?
  • How do we address these barriers?

The way we think about ourselves and understand our world informs the governance systems that guide our societies, so our ethical world view is a critical part of the roots for larger change. Earth Ethics orient people towards recognising the interconnected systems of life that we are part of, and in turn help us reflect, make decisions and act in a way that nurtures rather than destroys the living world.

The Conference aims to help people learn and share information about how Earth-centred ethics can be nurtured and built in a time of global ecological crisis and how human societies can continue to build hope and resilience as we face ever increasing environmental, psychological and spiritual challenges.

Key Dates

  • Call for Participation opens March 2019, closes on 10 July 2019
  • Registration opens March 2019
  • Conference is hosted Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019
  • Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 28th November 2019

To submit a proposal and/or to register, visit this page.

Hosted by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)