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.

Technology
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.

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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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Recycling Recycling

Recycling Recycling

I'm not saying we shouldn't... but it does suck ass.

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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.

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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.

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Urban Growth

Urban Growth

An urban farming renaissance is budding green shoots in the lifeless backwaters of the world’s metropolises

Nature
Roses Are Shit

Roses Are Shit

3 reasons not to buy roses this Valentines Day. Soundtrack by Outkast.

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Collapsing Vanity

Collapsing Vanity

Man is born, man lives, and man dies And it's all vanity.

Culture
Money, information, energy and bullshit

Money, information, energy and bullshit

It is well know that if you spread bullshit around it helps things grow. If you pile it up, it stinks. Of course, the same is true of money, but as money concentrates in one place it not only stinks it also corrupts.

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Kill the Car! (But share it first)

Kill the Car! (But share it first)

The car has made us alienated and fat.

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Navy Seals to the Rescue

Navy Seals to the Rescue

Can the environmental crisis become the next big market for the military machine?

Culture
Flash mob 4 fresh air

Flash mob 4 fresh air

Are you tired of breathing in the same toxic fumes every day? If YES join Climate Rush and friends in Soho Square on Wednesday, July 13th 6:30pm - 9:30pm for ROADBLOCK - We're all gonna die!!! Full event info here.

Culture
A simple solution to the deficit -  legalize the weed!

A simple solution to the deficit - legalize the weed!

The main problem with prohibiting drugs is that it immediately criminalize the millions of citizens who, in most cases harmlessly, use them. Also, society loses the £5 billion in revenue available through their taxation. Worse of all though, we hand this massive global trade to the black market. This hands vast wealth to criminal gangs, who are then empowered to commit far worse crimes such as arms smuggling and human trafficking.

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The Best Restaurant in London

The Best Restaurant in London

Indian Veg is an oasis in London. This place was not created to take your money. The whole establishment is a propaganda machine designed to convert you to vegetarianism. Luckily, the main tool in their campaigning arsenal, is the premise that if you give people good, healthy, very tasty vegetarian food; they will choose to eat it.