Why?

People ask why we are doing this, for my part anyway part of the reason I came to Ireland was as a Bristol based Graphic Designer I was becoming less and less comfortable with the way my industry was promoting and in turn propagating mass consumption and Western consumerism.  I wanted a change, I was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the beginning of Mountain Biking in the UK in the mid 80’s. I was one of theRead more

Inspiration at Electric Picnic

I hosted a conversation on the Voices Rising Stage at Global Green entitled Surfing the Waves of Change. Along with Co-founder of The Village / Global Green Coordinator Davie Phillip the panel included former Pro Surfer Fergal Smith, Fergal gave up the life of being paid to fly around the world to exotic places and warm seas to start Moy Hill Community Garden in North County Clare here in Ireland. He is passionate about saving our soils and the valueRead more

Goleen Harbour @ Electric Picnic

Matt is helping out with Production at Global Green and hosting a discussion entitled Surfing the Waves of Change with his friends Davie Phillip & Fergal Smith here’s the programme text: Surfing the Waves of Change How do we navigate change, have impact and remain buoyant in the face of so many challenges? Professional surfer Fergal Smith (Moy Gardens); Davie Philip (Cultivate, Cloughjordan Ecovillage), one of the UK’s best skateboarders in the 80s; and Matt Mills (Goleen Harbour), an early champion mountain biker, discuss their currentRead more