Doone Wyborn was brought up in a bushwalking family in Sydney and as a result was attracted to an outdoor pursuit like geology as a career. His geological experience took him to Antarctica, Indonesia, Brazil and China during more than 25 years with the Australian Government’s Bureau of Mineral Resources, and Australian Geological Survey Organisation, based in Canberra.
He worked on the potential of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) geothermal energy from 1992 to retirement in 2013 and is recognised as a leading Australian authority on this subject.
He was founding Director and Executive Director of Geodynamics Limited and its Chief Scientific officer until 2013.
Doone has been a member of the Alternative Technology Association since 1983 and served on the branch committees in Canberra and Brisbane.
He currently lives off grid and is developing a rural landshare community on 812 acres of land in the Scenic Rim two hours SW of Brisbane. The community is operating on permaculture principles aimed at minimising input from external sources for food, shelter, energy, water and waste management.
August 16th, 2021 | Season 2 | 54 mins 14 secs
bindarrabi, collapse, degrowth, doone wyborn, intentional community, ipcc, post-growth, shock octopus, sustainable population australia
Doone Wyborn is the founder of the Bindarrabi intentional community, inland and uphill of the northern rivers. A former geologist, he worked on the potential of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) geothermal energy from 1992 to retirement in 2013 and is recognised as a leading Australian authority on this subject. With his finger definitely on the pulse on environmental science and limits to growth, Doone started an intentional community based around community sufficiency, frugal abundance and low carbon living. On a very rainy summer afternoon, Doone shares with PGAP the ins and outs of Bindarrabi community, why societal collapse is a very real and current threat, and why intentional living away from the big capital cities is a very legitimate thing to do!