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, using ecohustler as a platform for reframing 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 adviser to 38 Degrees.

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Reimagine agriculture to #rewild the land

Reimagine agriculture to #rewild the land

Thinking differently about how we grow food creates a world of opportunity

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Alladale - a rewilding adventure

Alladale - a rewilding adventure

Alladale Wilderness Reserve enables us to experience a rewilding project in action

Culture
Ignore the haters - many of us welcome refugees - you might be surprised why

Ignore the haters - many of us welcome refugees - you might be surprised why

The political elite and right wing press has revealed their disdain for humanity - they don't speak for us

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Stopping the Sixth Mass Extinction

Stopping the Sixth Mass Extinction

We are the first conscious species to cause an extinction event and the last that can do something about it

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Wired and wild: is the Information Age ecological?

Wired and wild: is the Information Age ecological?

Without the input or permission of existing industrial institutions a new world is emerging

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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

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Pilgrimage to the Mekong River Dolphin

Pilgrimage to the Mekong River Dolphin

Totems of the wild world I long to live in

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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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Time for a Cattle Farmer Cull?

Time for a Cattle Farmer Cull?

Because badgers are better...

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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.

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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.