What's New?


COVID-19

Please bear with us over the coming months as the country deals with the COVID-19 crisis. We do not have access to our network of volunteers and like-minded people/organisations as many are either not working or do not have access to the Internet/computers. But we will bring you as much up-to-date information as we are able to.

"After the Virus" Podcast Series by HOPE Inc

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE Australia) welcomes you to a new podcast series: After the virus – talking about an innovative recovery from COVID-19 in South-East Queensland. The series is produced by HOPE in the form of interviews of between 30 to 45-minute duration. Invited guests talk about a range of ways in which our region could become more sustainable as we move to control and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flyer - HOPE Podcast series

HOPE-Podcast-Series-Flyer-PDF-10-20.pdf


17/03 2021

Angligreen

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22/02 2021

World Cities Summit will go largely virtual from 21-23 June 2021

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and global travel restrictions, the World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG) will take on different formats this year, to safeguard the safety and well-being of our participants.

WCS 2021 will adopt a largely virtual format. From 21 to 23 June, audience members will be able to dial in remotely to join our global thought leaders at the various WCS dialogues and plenaries. This is the first time that WCS will be adopting a virtual format since its inauguration in 2008, and we look forward to this allowing a larger, and more international audience to join us remotely for WCS in June.

WCS will return to the in-person format in 2022, alongside SIWW and CESG, subject to prevailing COVID-19 guidelines. The dates of the events will be announced later.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at info@worldcities.com.sg.

Thank you.

Organisers of the World Cities Summit 2021


22/02 2021

PPCA Global Summit, 2-4 March 2021

We are pleased to invite you to the Powering Past Coal Alliance’s first virtual Global Summit on 2-4 March 2021, co-hosted by the UK and Canadian Governments, co-chairs of the PPCA and aimed to boost international commitment and cooperation to shift away from coal power generation ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP26 in November 2021.

• The Summit overview is available here

• The Summit Programme is available here

• Please fill out the Registration Form here

The Summit will be the year’s largest global gathering on coal power phase-out, bringing together leaders from national governments, regions and cities, financial institutions, energy companies and grid operators, academia and NGOs, youth and health organisations to share their experiences and best practices. The Summit will also provide an opportunity for those countries where coal phase-out represents a challenge to join expert discussion on ways in which they could consider a trajectory away from coal.

The Summit will open with a high-level plenary featuring top-level public officials from across the world, discussing action to phase out coal power and announcing new commitments. In addition to the plenary, the Summit will consist of a private strategy discussion and a series of interactive public sessions, focusing on grid transformation, private finance, just transition, financing early retirement of coal plants, meeting net-zero targets and planning for future power demand.

The Summit is organised in partnership with the PPCA members and partners: the governments of Denmark, Germany, France and the Netherlands, and BNEF, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carbon Tracker Initiative, CCLA Investment Management, Just Transition Centre, National Grid, Pembina Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us at the Summit. Together, we can work to encourage the world to phase out coal and accelerate climate action in a sustainable, just and inclusive way.

Sincerely,

PPCA Secretariat


22/02 2021

Take Climate Action

Join Communiteer to tackle the climate crisis.

Communiteer is building a new virtual community of not-for-profits, volunteers and environmentally conscious corporates on our platform to focus on Climate Action.


22/02 2021

Take Climate Action Flyer

Take_Climate_Action_NFP-Flyer.pdf


22/02 2021

Notification from ADSA

Two wonderful reports from the Dark & Quiet Conference, supported by the United Nations Office for Outer Space, International Astronomical Union, Noir Lab.

Check it out





15/01 2021

The Story of HOPE so far...

The-story-of-HOPE-so-far.pdf


United Nations has proclaimed 2021:

  1. International Year of Peace and Trust (A/RES/73/338)
  2. International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development (A/RES/74/198
  3. International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (A/RES/74/244)
  4. International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour (A/RES/73/327)

10/11 2020

Footprint Calculator

Footprint_Calculator.pdf


HOPE Public Fund bank account now active and taking donations

I’m pleased to announced that the HOPE Public Fund bank account has been activated and is now taking donations.

We invite members and supporters to consider making an annual financial contribution to help cover our operating costs of approximately $20,500 p.a.

Currently, our income is derived from project grants, fund-raising, corporate sponsorship and donations, but falls well short of our requirements.

Your financial support, by donation, will considerably help us to achieve better financial viability.

MAY 2020 — WE NOW HAVE DEDUCTIBLE GIFT RECIPIENT (DGR) STATUS, SO ALL DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Please visit our website at http://www.hopeaustralia.org.au/donations/ to make your financial donation to the financial well-being of our organsiation.


Our application to National Register of Environmental Organisations has been approved!

Great news! Our application for listing on the National Register of Environmental Organisations has been approved! Yahoo!! (21/04/2020)

And, our Deductible Gift Recipient Status (DGR) was confirmed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in the week ending 10 May 2020.

(See environment.gov.au/about-us/business/tax/register-environmental-organisations/listed-organisations)

We are now in a position to:

  • mount major fund-raising campaigns;
  • access a greater range of grants with DGR as a requirement; and
  • apply for corporate sponsorship.

As of 1 July 2020, HOPE members and supporters will be able to make ‘tax deductible’ donations via our website at www.hopeaustralia.org.au/donations/ - with receipts being issued on request.

The office will presently be:

  • searching the Internet for more grant funding opportunities; and
  • updating our Sponsorship Prospectus with the view of attracting funding to support our operational activities; and certain projects, campaigns, events and activities.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Ondrus, President – HOPE Inc., ph. 07 4639 2135


Kitchen or Cafe Conversations

Dear friends of the environment,

HOPE invites you to host your own “Kitchen or Cafe Conversations” discussing environmental issues of concern to you.

A 2018 study released by HP (Hewlett Packard) Australia and Plant Ark, stated that 91% of Australian consumers are concerned about the environment and sustainability, although only half of consumers and businesses think they do enough in their daily lives to address sustainable solutions to climate change.

It is evident that the Australian public is motivated to adopt changes in order to lessen their impact on the environment. What we need to do now is identify opportunities on how they can do that.

Through “Kitchen or Cafe Conversations” the aim is to mobilise individual action on environmental preservation by discussing critical environmental concerns and recommending what the average person can do to address that issue.

For example, if you think replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources is a key issue that should be at the forefront of conversation, then talk about it. Discuss your ideas on how the individual can address this issue – from lifestyle changes like driving and flying less or changing what you eat and buy, to advocating for system-wide change by writing a letter to your local MP to increase government subsidies for renewable energy.

So, if after your conversations(s) you feel strongly about a particular environmental issue, please consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper; and/or going a step further and writing to your local government councillor and state and federal members of parliament.

At the very least, put a post on your social media platforms, to share issues and outcomes.

YOUR IDEA; YOUR GATHERING; YOUR ACTIONS!

For more information, contact:

Frank Ondrus, Office Manager – HOPE Inc., ph. 07 4639 2135 | office@hopeaustralia.org.au


Invitation to Partner with HOPE

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. is keen to link up with more like-minded environmental NGOs and others.

“Our success to date has been built on the good will of our partners,” says Mr Frank Ondrus, HOPE Inc. President. The support HOPE Inc. has received, with access to expertise and resources, has been critical to undertaking an ever-broadening range of environmental pursuits.

“Our partners include several key environmental organisations in Australia and overseas. We are committed to supporting each other”, says Mr Ondrus. The Partnership/Alliance program has ‘full membership’ and ‘associate membership’ available for those that wish to partner with us.

“Our mission is simple, yet ambitious, and we have made great gains so far. But to keep this momentum going, we need to continue building our relationships with more like-minded organisations and others”. Mr Ondrus urges everyone to get in touch at the earliest convenience, with contact details for any organisations that may be interested in partnering with HOPE Inc.

For information about the Partnership/Alliance program, check our website out here: www.hopeaustralia.org.au/home/partnershipsalliances-ngos/