Mike Hudema has dedicated his life to bringing about progressive change.
For over a decade, Mike worked as a climate campaigner with Greenpeace Canada working to stop the expansion of the tar sands (and associated pipeline projects) and to bring about a just, renewable energy transition. For his work, he was named as one of the Globe and Mail's tar sands 'difference makers'.
Mike also builds solutions. He was instrumental in developing the Pact for a Green New Deal, a holistic plan to create jobs and meet the demands of the growing climate emergency. The Pact was endorsed by 85 organizations and 75 prominent Canadians including unions, faith groups, artists, scientists and Indigenous leaders
Before Greenpeace, Mike worked for human rights organizations, student and educational accessibility unions, and established and built many longstanding coalitions.
Beyond his paid work, Mike has degrees in education and law, has hosted his own radio program, volunteers for far too many things ;) and is consistently listed as a top climate influencer on Twitter with a personal following of over 141k.
Mike currently lives on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) territory in the community of Lions Bay and works for the international forest conservation non-profit Canopy. Canopy's mission is to protect the world’s most vital forest ecosystems.
In his spare time, Mike loves hosting brunch, doing crosswords and walking his wonder dog, Paulo.