2020 Proposed and Planned Events


2020 Proposed and Planned Activities

2020 promises to be another busy year for HOPE with ongoing commitment to:

  • support our Alliance/Partner organisations;
  • support, promote and/or participate in UN Environmental Observance events; and
  • review and make submissions on State and Federal Government ‘environmentally focused” discussion papers, etc.

We are also committed to supporting:

  • The Places You Love (PYL) Alliance and Australian Panel of Experts in Environmental Law’s (APEEL) call for a new Generation of National Environmental Laws;
  • United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and
  • International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

HOPE will also be seeking grant funding to:

  • replace an aging office computer system; and
  • undertake various landcare and other projects.

Meeting Schedule



8 February 2020

Strategic Planning Meeting

13 June 2020

Ordinary Meeting (quarterly)

12 September 2020

Ordinary Meeting (quarterly)

14 November 2020

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Office Bearers for 2020-2021


Dec 2019 – Feb 2020: “Inhouse” Appeal for books and magazines for Gatton Women’s Prison Library.

The Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC), located in Gatton, is seeking the kind donation of reading material for their library.

Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment (HOPE) Inc. proudly supports this initiative and asks our members and supporters to donate novels, reference books, Australian/National Geographic magazines, Health and Lifestyle books/magazines, Reader’s Digest and Gardening/Horticulture/Cooking/Sewing books/magazines.

If you would like to give the gift of a great read, please drop off your unwanted books and magazines to the HOPE office at 22 Vacy Street, Newtown -Toowoomba.


14-15 Feb 2020 National Climate Emergency Summit, Melbourne

Andrew Nicholson, a senior researcher attended the National Climate Emergency Summit on 14-15 February 2020 in Melbourne.

A summary of the ‘summit’ was presented at our Earth Laws Forum, 24 February 2020 in Toowoomba.




24 Feb 2020 Earth Laws Forum, 1pnm-5pm,Toowoomba City Library meeting rooms

Topic: The need to improve and strengthen our environmental protection laws


  • Dr Michelle Maloney from Australian Earth Laws Alliance
  • Revel Pointon from Environmental Defenders office (EDO) Qld
  • Others (to be confirmed)
  • With closing remarks from Andrew Nicholson, HOPE researcher