Gordian Business delivers workshops and consulting for clients in Australia, Asia, the United States of America and Europe. As a result, we are strongly committed to supporting communities on a local and global level. This commitment is currently being demonstrated in financial support for non-profit organisations.

Global Action - Permaculture

As well as being leaders of negotiation, innovation and account management, Gordian is dedicated to environmental sustainability. To address the crisis of environmental destruction and to mitigate its effects on current and future generations, Gordian Business has explored an environmentally sustainable form of design, known as Permaculture.

Developed by Bill Mollison and David Holgrem in the 1970s, Permaculture is a means of sustainable development, design and food production that can be exercised in any climate, with any culture. Permaculturalists seek to return food production to cities, minimise waste and maximise sustainable energy use.

The Permaculture Community comes together again at International Permaculture Convergence 2017.

The International Permaculture Convergence brings together Permaculture practitioners from around the world to share their experiences and to strategize about the future of the Permaculture movement. Policy makers, researchers, academia, farmers, and some of the most inspiring and experienced practitioners from around the world come together to think, share, innovate, learn and dialogue in a diverse and engaging programme.

IPC India 2017 focuses on the theme 'Towards Healthy Societies' with special emphasis on women as agents of change in building sustainable communities. Gillian is well on her journey as an agent of change. When she became a ferment revivalist and started sharing her passion to empower others to 'Ferment to Better Health', through Cultured Artisans. You can learn more about IPC India at ipcindia2017.org. Or, email Gillian at: gillian@culturedartisans.com.au if you would like any more information.

Newport Over 35s Rubgy Club

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Our working lives are becoming longer and more stressful. This increases the risk to our mental health and reduces the time we have to socialise. Studies now show that the stress we feel during our working careers impact the enjoyment and health of our retirement.

Physical exercise has been proven to have positive benefits on people’s mental health. Exercise releases chemicals, like endorphins and serotonin which improve your mood. Group exercise has now been proven to help reduce loneliness and isolation. https://www.medibank.com.au/livebetter/health-brief/health-insights/join-the-community-can-group-exercise-improve-your-mental-wellbeing/

Playing sport, particularly a team sport is great way to reduce stress. Newport Over 35s Rugby Club is a bunch of over 35’s who train and play rugby both socially and competitively. A club of mates supporting each other while playing a game they love.

If you’re local and interested in making some new mates while improving your fitness and reducing your stress levels now and in the future, check out the club here: https://www.facebook.com/NewportOver35s/ or get in touch: secretary@newportrugbycom.au.