Matt Lie-Paehlke

Engagement Manager

Matt holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Community Development. In another world, he would have happily spent his life reading and writing, but the urgency of the climate crisis drove him out of a PhD in urban planning and into grassroots activism. In 2018, he founded Climate Pledge Collective with his partner Myrtle Millares. He believes that everyone can and should make climate activism a part of their daily life – even if that just means starting conversations with your friends and neighbours.

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Apr 18, 2024

Media Advisory: This Earth Day Weekend, Ontarians Across the Province are Gathering and Demanding More Protection for the Environment

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and…

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Dec 16, 2022

Join the Grassroots Movement to Protect Ontario’s Environment

Since the provincial government launched their latest round of attacks on Ontario’s environment in November…

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Nov 16, 2022

Media Advisory: Environmental Defence and other groups in Ontario to rally against Bill 23 and the Greenbelt removals

More than 15 “Hands Off The Greenbelt” and “Stop Bill 23” rallies across the province…

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May 20, 2022

Emergency in Ontario – First We March, Then We Vote

This past Saturday, I attended the Emergency in Ontario rally with my daughter. Although the…

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Apr 28, 2022

The Yours To Protect Weekend is over – but the work continues!

Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday people all across Ontario attended rallies, clean-up events, earth day…

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Apr 05, 2022

Three Shady Minister’s Zoning Orders in Ontario

In the last few years, you’ve probably been hearing a lot of news about MZOs…

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Dec 23, 2021

Year in Review: Protecting Ontario’s Environment

We can’t say 2021 was a good year for Ontario’s environment. At times, 2021 felt…

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Dec 09, 2021

Ontario’s Auditor General confirms the province is pushing more and more low-density sprawl

Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk has released a series of blistering reports on topics like…

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Nov 07, 2021

Chop, chop: Ontario’s Attacks on Endangered Species Keep Coming

Ontario had one of the strongest endangered species laws in the world because the people…

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Sep 22, 2021

Phasing out Fossil Gas: A Plan for Green Buildings, Jobs and Prosperity for Ontario

We’re in the midst of an escalating climate crisis, but the Ontario government is acting…

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