Originally from Newfoundland, Melanie, like so many other young people, left the east coast for Ontario at the age of 19 in search of career opportunities. Six years ago she moved to Nova Scotia, where her husband was raised, so they could give their four homeschooled children the wonderful experience of growing up on the east coast.
Melanie believes that the traditional political landscape in Nova Scotia makes it challenging for families to thrive in the province. She joined the Green Party in hopes that she could help bring about real change. Change that will lead to more local prosperity through green business development, more respectful treatment of our environment and all of our people, and more
opportunities that will keep our youth in the province, rather than forcing them to move away to find work as soon as they’re of age. She believes that a government built around Green principles and values would make Nova Scotia a place that honours our beautiful environment and resilient people, and one all of our children would be proud to call home for generations to come.
Melanie is passionate about sustainability and building strong communities. Her family is currently in the process of converting their yard to edible landscaping using permaculture principles, as a part of a community program they hope will be a resource for other families, and a source for local plant sharing.
Melanie is a board member for Transition Bay, an organizer with her local homeschool group, and the Co-President of the Executive for the Green Party of Nova Scotia.
Contact Melanie: firstname.lastname@example.org