Event: treeHIVE: Unplug & Discover Wellbeing

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UNPLUG from work for a day, journey into nature & discover welling within.

Crazy busy at work? Struggling to keep up? Feeling exhausted?

For many people work means dealing with high stress, a big workload, long hours, challenging relationships and tight deadlines. Even if you love  your job, no one is immune to the impacts of stress.

Become the master of your wellbeing at work

At treeHIVE you’ll discover how to build resilience and sustain wellbeing, so you can thrive at work in good times and bad. You’ll get time to rest and  recharge, supported by transformative knowledge and experiences that equip you to feel healthier, happier and more fulfilled at work.

The day includes time outdoors enjoying the forest, wildlife and fresh air, with experiences to help you tap into the power of nature for reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing.

 

Date:   27 April 2016
Start Time:    9am
End Time:     5pm

Details of the Venue:   Amarant Retreat
Amarant Retreat rests in 25 acres of magical temperate-rainforest on Mount Ben Cairn in the Yarra Ranges National Park, 70km north east of Melbourne. We are extremely privileged to have access to the eco-designed retreat centre with it’s hillside views, overlooking the surrounding gardens and native forest. Amarant is literally a hidden natural sanctuary just 1 hour’s drive from Melbourne, and for one day we will make this place our home.

Venue Address:  1475 Don Rd, Don Valley
Bookings:  https://treehive.eventbrite.com.au/
Organiser: Michael Norton
email:
 michaelnorton@live.com.au
Mob: 0402 280 349
Cost:  Tickets start from $177

Website: http://www.odysee.com.au/

 

Super Sensitive Skin Inspires… Paleo Skincare

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Crystal Fieldhouse

“I have super sensitive skin and struggled with acne and dermatitis for over 15 years.”

Failing to find a moisturiser that met my personal standards and didn’t irritate my skin or flare up my skin issues, I started making my own, with great results. But knowing the frustration, shame and embarrassment that many people with problem skin go through, I wanted to help others in the same situation as myself.

Which led me to spend 12 months researching and developing our unique range of Ecology moisturising creams.

The Ecology Creams are designed to mimic our skin’s natural oils, they are simple and made by hand with carefully selected high quality and organic ingredients. Our products are definitely outside the box of conventional skincare …and the amazing thing is they work!  We’ve helped hundreds of people all over the world, who report softer, smoother, calmer looking skin.

It started with moisturisers and now at Ecology Skincare we offer a range of simple, natural skincare products that are perfect for people with sensitive skin and skin issues like eczema, dermatitis and premature ageing.

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Networking Event: Does globalisation need to be a dirty word?

Matt and Louisa Tew work together in the start-up AwayTeam, an ethical outsourcing brand, offering life changing employment to as many Filipinos as possible, and hoping to create a counter-cultural ethical shift in the wider outsourcing industry.

In 2001, Matt  founded the web development company Intellis, with an aim of creating a sustainable, ethical working lifestyle for its remote team both within and outside of Australia.

Louisa a trained speech pathologist, an active social worker, and an advocate of humanitarian works; has extensive experience in community development. She has worked within and led a number of successful start-up social projects within Australia working with children with disabilities, disadvantaged youth, street sex workers, and refugees.

Matt and Lou share their first hand experiences working and living with employees in a developing country.They will discuss the myths and assumptions about overseas production, especially when performed ethically.

Find out how to have an ethical approach to globalisation and boost the quality of life for many individuals in the process.

When:   Wed, April 20th, 2016

Time:     6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Building 60L – Australian

Conservation Foundation

60 Leicester Street Carlton VIC

Book Online Now!

Adults: $20

Concession: $10 MFG members / student concession

Light Food & Refreshments will be served, together with a great opportunity to meet ‘One on One’ and network with other like-minded businesses and individuals.

Don’t Miss Out – Strictly Limited Numbers! Book your ticket TODAY!

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What Inspires the “Buy The Change” Co-Founders

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Buy The Change

Srey Oun lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

She was the victim of an acid attack 15 years ago that completely blinded her. She keeps her face covered because it is severely disfigured. This tragedy could have stopped her but it didn’t. Using only her sense of touch she crochets beautiful bags. Her niece sews in the linings and zippers. Because of her partnerships with Buy The Change and other social change based companies, she is able to support herself, her daughter and her elderly mother. She is committed to keeping her daughter in school and the Buy The Change Foundation has given her grants to help make that possible.

Srey Oun is seen with her daughter and Buy The Change co-founder, Shanan Bunzendahl in this photo.

Every product we sell is hand crafted by a woman working to empower herself and her family. With income and education for the next generation, everything is possible. Our job is to connect these amazing women with our amazing socially conscious customers who want to use their buying power to change lives.

 

www.buythechangeusa.org

 

Networking Event For Social, Impact And Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs

Hosted by MoralFairGround

What do you think you’re doing?

The New Social Sector

  • What is a charity and what is a social enterprise?
  • Is there a difference and how do you know?

This event looks at ethical investing and business practice to probe the newly emerging models, the differences and challenges of different models in the social sector today. Hear from Jarrod Briffa at Kinfolk on what makes his cafe different, from Melanie Raymond at Youth Projects on the challenges and benefits of a charity and get the facts from Daniel Du Bois at Sothertons Accountants on best practice for social sector businesses.

  • When: Wed, March 16th, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Where: Building 60L –  Australian Conservation Foundation
    60 Leicester Street Carlton VIC

Book Online Now! Booking here http://www.trybooking.com/185635

Adults: $20

Concession: $10 MFG members / student concession

Light Food & Refreshments will be served, together with a great opportunity to meet ‘One on One’ and network with other like-minded businesses and individuals.

Don’t Miss Out – Strictly Limited Numbers ONLY! Book your ticket TODAY!

More aboutMelanie Raymond …

Melanie, was named one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in the Westpac & Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards 2012. Melanie holds a number of leadership positions including Chairperson of the large charity Youth Projects Ltd, and the social enterprise Good Cycles, Member of the Victorian Premier’s Ice Taskforce and the Not for Profit Advisory Group of the Institute of Company She is a former Chair of Opportunities for Carlton collaborative infrastructure project, Prostitution Control Council and the Victorian Liquor Licensing Council. Melanie was awarded Moreland Woman of the Year in 2007 and received the Jim Esselmont Award for Community Service from Rotary in 2010.

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I Give a Damn: Vinita Baravkar

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Bhumi Organic Cotton

Why do I Give a damn?

I have seen too much of the truth behind the textile industry to not stay quiet …The impact on the earth and the people is devastating and I will stand up for what I believe in and strive to make a positive impact.

Vinita Baravkar

2015 St George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Sustainability Award

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Event: Purpose.do: Let’s Do Good Business, Together

PURPOSE is the coming together of purpose-driven people.

It’s by application only and over two days you’ll get to meet, learn from and be inspired by the best in the industry. The people who are doing good and doing it incredibly well.

We’re going to talk about reinventing business models, shifting corporate cultures and rewriting the role of brands and organisations to be purpose driven.

This is the event for connecting, meeting and learning from like minded people – so join us.

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoDate:  7 – 8 December 2015

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoTime: 9:00 am – 5:00pm

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoLocation:  Eternity Playhouse & The Commons |  39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoBooking:   http://www.purpose.do

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoEvent Contact details:   hi@purpose.do

Copyright: ekapanova / 123RF Stock PhotoCost:  $499 – $799

Twitter: @purpose_do
Instagram: @purpose_do
Facebook: purpose.do
Organised by Wildwon

Why Do I Give A Damn – Michelle Monk – Animal Physiotherapist

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Dogs In Motion Canine Rehabilitation

Because I believe the bond between a dog and owner is sacred, and  once you have experienced this – itsa love like no other. When our dogs are injured or sick, its soul destroying.  We feel helpless and responsible and just want them to get better

Why do I do what i do? Anything I can do to nurture this bond – by providing physiotherapy to the dogs and helping the owners to get their dogs back on track.

Michelle Monk
Animal Physiotherapist