I’m a scientist, environmentalist, teacher, advisor, consultant, musician and descendent of the same ambitious fish as everyone.
I try to spend my time focussed on projects for the future of life on Earth.
Friends & Supporters
Here’s a TEDx I did once in a bath, and a video of me saying some things about why I’m doing what I’m doing.
And here’s a link to my blog, where I scribble down my meandering thoughts.
A little about me
I try to be accountable to the life that's yet to come.
I don’t have a governing board, but if I did, I'd want it to be me, a lantern fish, a few weaver birds, and a big lump of moss… and to be honest, I’d probably hold my tongue.
I’m not very good at writing about myself, and so what I have for you are this picture of my dog and a bio that Polly Gregson at the Eden Project wrote for me.
Actually there are two versions – she made me a serious one and a non-serious one, but it's hard to tell which is which, so here they both are.
Neither have been updated for a little while I’m afraid, but one day I’ll get to that!
At the moment, I am all-hands-on-deck focussed on work related to the climate and ecological crisis.
We can turn this mess around and ensure a liveable future, but it is going to take all of our efforts from a great diversity of people, and a total reinvention of education, organisational systems and our relationship with the planet.
Democracy at its best is still only the vote of humans, and only the humans around now. Even that needs rethinking.
There's a lot of work to do...
AimHi Earth is the education-to-action organisation that I co-founded. We're on a mission to activate a billion nature-first thinkers.
I made a widget for news and weather publishers with Cambridge Zero that shows the global level of CO2.
I have a podcast with a bunch of people who are much funnier than I am!
A Piece of String
My campaign group works to elevate science-backed solutions for big, global problems.
I used to make a lot of music. I was a bit indecisive and so I made it under the names matthew hidden, twin hidden and then Ash Lad.