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Kyle Lemle

Master of Forestry 2022
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Kyle Lemle (he/him) is a Masters in Forestry candidate at Yale School of Environment specializing in Natural Climate Solutions. He is a Wyss Scholar for Conservation in the American West, and a Kerry Fellow, serving Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry. An organizer, consultant, musician, and Spiritual Ecology Fellow from Oakland, CA, Kyle has spent the past twelve years fighting for climate justice and forest protection. He has served as a delegate to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi and the UN Climate talks the past three years, mobilized tens of thousands of people as a leader of California RISE for Climate 2018, and led climate justice trainings for hundreds of religious leaders in Europe, Africa and North America as Director of Distributed Organizing with GreenFaith. After conducting his undergraduate honors thesis research on indigenous knowledge and Bhutan's community forestry program, Kyle received the Princeton in Asia Fellowship to work with RECOFTC – The Center for People & Forests in Thailand. Returning to the US, Kyle organized neighborhood tree planting campaigns to plant thousands of street trees across San Francisco with Friends of the Urban Forest. Channeling art & spirit into movement work: Kyle also transforms guns into shovels as Co-Founder of Lead to Life, and brings justice music to the streets as founder of Thrive Choir.