Matt Mellen

Matt Mellen

Matt founded Ecohustler Online Magazine in 2009 after world leaders flushed The Kyoto Protocol down the loo at COP 15 (UN climate conference). Appalled at the state of the world and the gross dereliction of duty of those in power he set out to amplify alternative ideas and approaches to environmentalism. Specifically, seeing an ecological future as a huge opportunity - not a sacrifice. Professionally, Matt is a communicator and strategist specialising in movement building, public affairs and environmental campaigns. He has worked on flagship programmes led by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai and HRH Prince Charles, with major corporations and the United Nations and for organisations including: BioRegional, Global Action Plan and Compassion in World Farming. He has a degree in Biology from the University of Bristol and a first class MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. He is a Global Change Ambassador for Round Table Global and an associate advisor to 38 Degrees.

Technology
Climate change - who are we fighting?

Climate change - who are we fighting?

The only remaining question is… are we ready to fix this

Culture
The Celebrity Must Die!

The Celebrity Must Die!

Sorry Kanye... your time is up...

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Take an E - plant a tree

Take an E - plant a tree

EcoHustler humbly presents the ecological E for your consideration

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Abundance vs austerity

Abundance vs austerity

Nature is abundant... and so are we...

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Legal drugs in an ecological society

Legal drugs in an ecological society

Ethical steps forward are based upon extending our compassion

Technology
Pilgrimage to the Mekong River Dolphin

Pilgrimage to the Mekong River Dolphin

Totems of the wild world I long to live in

Technology
My Amazonian ayahuasca adventure

My Amazonian ayahuasca adventure

Her song stroked me, reassured me and seemed to reach inside and pluck things out

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Jungle Re-boot

Jungle Re-boot

I felt the jungle seep in around me, covering me in cobwebs and tentacles. My body dissolved into the biological matrix. It wasn't scary; I was coming home.

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Switching on low energy lifestyles isn’t scary

Switching on low energy lifestyles isn’t scary

Using less energy can be a pathway to healthier and happier lives.

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Life is Planetary

Life is Planetary

Life makes more sense when viewed as a planetary process.

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David Cameron is a Fearful Hobbit

David Cameron is a Fearful Hobbit

The brave ones will listen to Gandalf.

Technology
Alternative Table Talk: Diwana Bhel Poori House

Alternative Table Talk: Diwana Bhel Poori House

Diwana Bhel Poori House on Drummond Street is famous for its cheap and tasty south Indian vegetarian street food notably dosa and thali. Less well known is that on weekends it hosts an astonishing buffet over lunch offering Londoners a vibrant alternative to meat and two veg.

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Django Unchained My Mind

Django Unchained My Mind

Tarantino has given us a hero slave and in doing so put rebellion top of the agenda. With Django he's found his ultimate muse and the largest and most epic arena for his movie-spanning revenge themes.

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Feel the pain

Feel the pain

Capitalism sells us superficial solutions to the severe problems it causes and by denying the pain, perpetuates the problems.

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Come together, right now, over energy

Come together, right now, over energy

Linking together, we can do better.

Technology
The End of Growth - Review

The End of Growth - Review

Heinberg is good company as he describes the coming Armageddon; the financial collapse is not an aberration to be fixed but the end of civilization, as we know it.

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Idiot Wind

Idiot Wind

Allowing the last of our oil to be needlessly burnt to make some fat rich men richer could be the downfall of our species.

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Elephants on Acid

Elephants on Acid

This letter recently arrived from a reader in Sri Lanka. It seemed worth sharing. We do not recommend attempting something similar.