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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7 signs the people will defeat factory farming

7 signs the people will defeat factory farming

Cheap meat isn’t your friend. Find out how the transformational movement to improve food will benefit you

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Challenge Everything - an interview with Blue Sandford

Challenge Everything - an interview with Blue Sandford

The 17 year old author of an Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide gives us the lowdown

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Loch, Stock and Salmon - an adventure to the wild west coast of Scotland

Loch, Stock and Salmon - an adventure to the wild west coast of Scotland

Why I went freediving at a factory farming salmon cage

Technology
Civilized to Death

Civilized to Death

A fresh perspective on the price of progress and primal ideas for how to live better

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Save Secretsundaze

Save Secretsundaze

Legendary London party calls in community support

Nature
What lies along the line...

What lies along the line...

A summer solstice adventure from celebration to conservation

Nature
If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today…

This journey into the UK’s woodland protection camps is not what you expected

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Music from the UK's woodland protection camps

Music from the UK's woodland protection camps

Ancient woodlands in England are inspiring new musical creations

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Tragedy or scandal? How to reframe the climate emergency to achieve the best outcomes

Tragedy or scandal? How to reframe the climate emergency to achieve the best outcomes

Meta-analysis of the strategies of Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the New Climate Movement

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5 ways coronavirus could help humanity survive the ecological crisis

5 ways coronavirus could help humanity survive the ecological crisis

This pandemic is a further wake up call things need to radically change and many of the emergency measures help the planet too

Technology
Two becomes three for shipping protest couple

Two becomes three for shipping protest couple

Saint Valentine reigns supreme as pair who fell in love at demo set to return two years later, with baby, to help protect the arctic

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Make Australia green again

Make Australia green again

In a carbon-constrained world, Australia could be a superpower

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Systemic sex abuse discovered on UK factory farms

Systemic sex abuse discovered on UK factory farms

Exposed - human perverts molesting animals on an industrial scale

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3 challenges for Extinction Rebellion

3 challenges for Extinction Rebellion

The Rebellion is strong! Can it now respond to key issues putting off many potential supporters?

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A message to young Extinction Rebels - think twice before you get arrested

A message to young Extinction Rebels - think twice before you get arrested

Let older people take the hit

Nature
Animal lovers, ecologists and celebs support wild boars in Somerset

Animal lovers, ecologists and celebs support wild boars in Somerset

Rewilding skirmish in the fashionable heart of trendy Somerset could set the tone for a new kind of English countryside

Nature
Grass isn't greener

Grass isn't greener

Perfectly kept gardens don't bring you closer to nature, quite the opposite. Here's why the lawnmower must die

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Stop using toilet paper you douche

Stop using toilet paper you douche

Fifteen percent of global deforestation is due to toilet paper alone. Learn to douche to save money and the forests