EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS THROUGH SCIENCE

ABOUT US

 WAYNE SAMPEY  

FOUNDER and Executive Director EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES and EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Wayne Sampey is a societal sustainability and sustainable management practitioner, environment health, safety and risk specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in the mining, resources and agricultural industries. For the last 25 years, he has focused on challenging environmental and societal, mining and agricultural resources management issues utilising economically expedient government, industry and community sustainability advancement principles through concentration on creative solutions delivery. He created and perfected the all-natural Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) that economically and expediently delivers acid mine, acid rock drainage water and soils solutions (proven remediation from less than 0.5 pH to neutral) and  high pH industrial effluent solutions, soils and clays (proven remediation from greater than 13 pH to neutral), along with the BioSolve, BioStim, BioGrow, BioBind, BioActivate, BioBoard, BioSolve and BioSeal systems, a series of natural soil management, dust management,  ground and soils formation and stabilisation, tailings and spoils dam sealing and agricultural soil management, fertigation, growth enhancement and management processes. Together with Daemon de Chaeney, Executive Director, Earth Sustaining Sciences, he developed the ECOMINING® Operational, Environmental and Societal Assessment and Audit System, an economic, commercial/societal resources management solutions model delivering a new environmental security bonding approach to environmental disturbance. With the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute, he has created the world’s first all-natural, economic BioOrganic Desalination System SABRBODS, which has delivered 66% salinity reduction in African and Australian mine waters and up to 95% salinity reduction in high salinity agricultural soils, and high salinity and seawater desalination.


 Daemon de Chaeney

Executive Director Mining and Earth Sciences Director EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES and FOUNDING FELLOW EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Daemon de Chaeney is a senior earth sciences professional with extensive experience in resources assessment, development and management. Having joined the Royal Australian Air Force upon high school graduation he became an engineering specialist in aircraft propulsion and ancillary systems. He served alongside the military commands of six nations before leaving the military to continue a career in the civilian aerospace industry. In the early 1990's, whilst managing a diversified business portfolio developing considerable experience in sustainable management and agriculture he returned to university to pursue further studies in science and geology. He has since held the positions of principal geologist, geology manager, general manager and mine manager in a cross section of companies from junior miners to fortune 500 majors, and more recently and currently as a specialist consultant to the mining and resources sector. He navigated a number of mining and resource development operations through start up to closure in a variety of commodities including gold, base metals, iron and industrial minerals, in capacities covering mining, resource development, exploration and due diligence.


 Richard Barker (Honoris Causa)

Permaculture Specialist

founder Tilligerry Research and Education Farm - FOUNDING FELLOW EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Richard Barker is a permaculture, environmental and societal sustainability advocate who empathetically supports research, education and design in sustaining practices and management. A practical over technical concept to continuum permaculture development and remediation advocate of 30 years’ experience, he combines opportunity with multiple solutions, developing all natural  environmental and societal synergy, stabilisation and enhancement solutions through technically astute practical processes successfully implemented across the globe. He is the founder of Tilligerry Permaculture Research and Education Farms, as demonstrations of the shared success model.

As a Polyculture Permaculture and Societal practitioner Rick Barker brings together approaches and experience from Australia and around the world that when applied, have solutions for everyday living. A colleague of Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, Rick continues to design and share learnings wherever invited locally and internationally through positive creative activity. Spontaneous Appreciations and Learnings in Nature based on a philosophy and ethics of earth and people care evolving a model of shared success are societal imperatives. A blending of traditional cultural awareness with contemporary advancements in sustainable living, utilising conscious functional design are growth attributes. The challenges our current global generations face are complex, though the solutions are quite simple. Tilligerry Permaculture Research & Education is example focused, showing simple solutions to inspire, empower and improve. 


JOE EDWARDS

UNDERGROUND MINING SPECIALIST - FELLOW EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Joe Edwards began his mining career in 1986 and for the subsequent 30+ years spent a large amount of time in emerging mining markets including Indonesia, Africa, Guatemala and Mongolia training, coaching and mentoring mine workers and supervisors. His focus included mine infrastructure, freshwater distribution, wastewater control, critical and strategic pumping, ventilation, road maintenance, mine development, safe portals collaring, ramps and declines, Alamac raising, specialised blasting, stoping and stope recovery, narrow vein development and production, cut and fill stoping, controlled blasting, ground control and rehab, and construction. Joe studied Practical Loss Control Leadership, MSHA Certified underground instructor, Dupont STOP training.

 

 Brett Cooper

Permaculture Specialist

Founder Limestone Permaculture - Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Brett Cooper is a practitioner,  demonstrator & educator  of permaculture principled farming & homesteading. He has an unbridled passion for sustainable & regenerative practical over technical solutions that provide for humans, animals & plants whilst prospering agriculture, ecology and environment.

He is the founder of Limestone Permaculture Farm (www.limestonepermaculture.com) a member of the Earth Sciences Group Family, which demonstrates small-scale intensive farming & market gardening on one acre with continuous trials in three dimensional gardening & farming techniques that maximise natural production using minimal change for maximum benefit.

Brett specialises in:
- Providing permaculture principled education within most layers of natural living

- Permaculture small farm & homestead concept design process

- Site assessment; zones & identified projects in relation to clients core intent & vision

- Integrating ‘Site Elements’ for multi-functionality and connectivity

- Healthy soils and farm water management

- Swale construction for water retention & diversion
- Building construction types & techniques

- Annual & Perennial growing techniques
- Forest Layered systems, Windbreak & Plant Guild advice including species, hardiness, benefit

- Naturally productive small animal management
- Daily homesteading living techniques


 Adon Bender

Regenerative Agriculture  Practitioner – ESS Specialist in Soils Applied Sciences and  Fellow of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Adon has significant experience in regenerative agriculture and landscapes application coupled with Polyculture Permaculture Practice and management. His experience includes civil and earthworks, water harvesting and integrated management, sand to soils development, plant  propagation and crop development. Adon has 8 years experience in Australia, focused upon re-hydrating and remediating degraded landscapes into productive agriculture. He has a passion for cultural diversity and integration of cultural knowledge in all societies to advance ecosocietal reconciliation and on-going rapport.


 Terry Haines

Director of Education and Training and Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Terry Haines, a high risk training and education specialist with 40 years’ experience across a diverse industry range in Australia, Mongolia, Europe, Middle East  and Asia is the Education and Training Director for Earth Sustaining Sciences,. His experience includes roles as consultant, managing director, global general manager and CEO of Australian and international organisations. Terry has created many detailed systems and syllabus programs and directed several training and education institutes to international success in both English and non-English speaking centres. He has extensive capabilities in major industrial site supervision and high risk training and verification of competency solutions delivery, project operations management, auditing, risk management and occupational health and safety and emergency management..


 Carole Bartholomeaux PRESIDENT Bartholomeaux Public Relations

 FOUNDING FELLOW EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES INSTITUTE

Carole Bartholomeaux is a communications and media professional with more than 25 years in business communications and societal practice. A seasoned legislative lobbyist, she has worked on a variety of issues including the Omnibus Groundwater Act. Recognised as a multi-cultural and sociologically dynamic humanitarian, she managed all national and international media when Sandra Day O’Connor was elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater requested Carole’s assistance to lobby at the Federal Level for passage of his Indian Healthcare Act. Carole combines her ability to focus on global processes to achieve results through practical and positive positioning. She is the founder and CEO of Bartholomeaux P.R. and co-founder and President of Boomer Entertainment LLC.


 Carter Edwards

Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute 

Carter Edwards is a highly motivated and experienced societal change agent with more than 55-years of solutions provision in the complex mainstream of social change. As an author, speaker and influencer on multiple topics, he long-ago mastered communicating and connecting with people of all ages and demographics on a personal level. From his popular children’s self-esteem book ‘Wow! Am I Really That Special?’, to ‘Your Wealth Is In Your Health!’ and multidimensional health and fitness program ‘Be Your Own Personal Trainer’, his lifetime of personal experience in health and fitness comes to the fore. Carter is an inspiring motivator with an ‘open door’ attitude to coaching and mentoring. Recognised with many accolades for his contributions to society, including ‘Honorary Life Membership of Camp Breakaway’ for his service to the disabled and ‘The John Campbell Fellowship MO Award’ for his community service he is a straight-forward truth advocate and commentator. Carter and writing partner Wayne Sampey signed their first publishing contract many years ago, releasing their life changing interactive personal development program, ‘How To Play The Sporting Fame Game Successfully’. The program educates sports professionals, both established and up and coming, in skills and mindsets to fulfil their career dreams on and off the field. They have since completed many projects. Their writing team has recently anchored, with Daemon de Chaeney, Richard Barker and Joe Pito, the fifteen volume Shared Success Series, the latest in the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute's education and training programs in ecosocietal prosperity focusing on Societal Interaction, Business Practice, Management of Change, Dynamics Application, Occupational Health, Safety and Risk, the SABR processes, and Ecology.


 Carol Ridgeway-Bissett

Founding Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute 

 Carol Ridgeway-Bissett is a Maaiangal Woman of the Worimi Nation.

Carol is listed as a hidden treasure by the NSW government and is a widely respected social justice practitioner, educator and commentator. She is a specialist in natural environment who has held positions on multiple NSW government and associated boards and committees.

Carol's resume' includes:

  • Diploma and Degree in Welfare and Feminist studies, University of Newcastle, Australia,
  • Associate lecturer in Aboriginal studies, University of Newcastle, Australia,
  • Lecturer and counsellor in drug and alcohol management,
  • Project development officer in community and prison rehabilitation and education programs,
  • Australian Welfare Worker of the year,
  • Domestic violence interventionist and councillor,
  • Champion of indigenous conservation, cultural heritage and natural environment management,
  • Specialist in negotiation and conciliation,
  • A tireless advocate for women’s and family justice,
  • Author, coach and mentor. 

Ashley Sampi

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Ashley Sampi is a highly regarded Bardi man, indigenous advocate and retired Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. He attended Trinity College in Perth, Australia and following his football entered heavy industry and mining. Maintaining his interest in mentoring others and seeking solutions in societal and intergenerational prosperity, Ashley became a fellow of the Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute in 2015. He is co-creator and co-designer of the Kimberley, Dampierland Djarindjin/Ngamakoon ESS-Sampi Bardi/Jawi plan and project for ecosocietal advancement focussed on a multi-plane model that includes community driven terrestrial agriculture, marine and freshwater aquaculture & aquaponics and associated tourism and allied business.


  JoE Pito

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Joe Pito, is an empathetic leader and strategic thinker whose purpose is to serve people and organisations in the advancement of corporate and human resources strategy. For more than 20 years, Joe has focused upon helping people, groups and organisations from all areas of society meet their expectations by moulding synchronised societal and business strategies expanding imagination of what is possible and delivering functional enduring solutions. Born a first generation New Zealand Samoan, Joe is a proud Pacific islander who attributes his successes to the tenacity and courage of his parents who moved from their homeland to offer their children greater opportunities in their adopted home of New Zealand. It was from these humble beginnings that he was ingrained with a distinguishing work ethic and gratitude that has served him well throughout his life.  During his formidable younger years Joe naturally progressed into leadership roles whether through professional circumstances, organisational development or underlying passions in sports culture. The last 14 years of his professional life have been concentrated within the resources sector as a lynch pin between client and contractors; from concept to execution, from challenge to solution and from disorganisation to strategic success. Whilst traditionally the mining space is a challenging one with old mindsets, traditionalist processes and a tough cultural environment it has been one that has yielded the best results and insights into supporting the mental well-being of the men and woman who dedicate their time to this industry. Joe has focused on the core fundamentals of human behaviour that most affect personal and business performance. He possesses the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary events, and the combination of his substance and style captures the imagination of those whom he is privilege to work with. Joe integrates seamlessly into a group or organisation a part of a team to understand challenges and deliver solutions. Open communication, listening to stakeholders and team members to enable the required motivation in the uniqueness of the individual to be identified and exposed is the primary aim; collaborating those elements within a team setting and delivering a collective solution empowering cultural and organisational excellence is the end goal.


 Brett Fitzgerald

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Brett Fitzgerald is a water management specialist who designs and delivers environmentally and economically expedient practical surface water movement strategies; delivering multiple projects throughout northern Australia including combined in situ SABR & TMZ systems for complex soil and wetland remediation applications on large scale mine site solution projects. He is the founder of NT Tyre Recycling, a company re-using waste material to deliver ecosocietally sustainable solutions.

 Dale Carter

Fellow Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute

Dale is an Environmental Scientist with 10 years’ experience in 'concept to closure' design and practice with specialist delivery experience in Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Management in the Mining and Forestry sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Diploma in Lands Parks and Wildlife Management. Dale has experience in simultaneous multiple mine sites rehabilitation, with focus on the remediation of contaminated water and tailings management. He has recently been the environmental lead on major mining projects in the Pilbara region, managing site environmental departments. He has worked on the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage contamination from gold mines in the Northern Territory, using SABR BioReactor systems to neutralise highly acidic water <(pH3) with excessive levels of heavy metals and the development of forestry solutions to contaminated lands.