Tyee is a renowned writer and passionate environmentalist. His essays and journalistic features focus on ecology, religion and urban culture. He has won four National Magazine Awards and seven Western Magazine Awards since 2007, and his work appears in The Globe & Mail, Swerve, Vancouver magazine, BC Business and the Vancouver Review. He is the founder of Nonvella, a publisher of short nonfiction books, and of Arclight, a custom publishing firm for values-aligned organizations. He is also the coauthor of the 2017 book The Clean Money Revolution.