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 (20/01/2020);
  • undertake the “Management and Monitoring of selected Native Fauna in the Federal Electorate of Groom Electorate (funding received 24/07/2020);
  • develop and publish brochures on Waste Minimisation; and a Directory of Heritage Facilities and Key Landmarks in the Toowoomba Regional Council jurisdiction;
  • colour print and laminate the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Soka Gakkai ‘Seeds of Hope’ posters;
  • produce of series of Podcasts on ‘Post COVID-19 environmental recovery options for SE Queensland;
  • cover fuel costs of volunteers; and
  • stage a one-day 2021 Youth Summit as HOPE’s on matters related to environment, social justice, animal welfare and heritage (HOPE’s contribution to National Youth Week activities)

Meeting Schedule

8 February 2020Strategic Planning Meeting
13 June 2020Ordinary Meeting (quarterly)
12 September 2020Ordinary Meeting (quarterly)
14 November 2020Annual 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