Lilian (Lily) Barraclough, Hons. BSc. (She/Her or They/Them) candidate for Halifax Chebucto
Lily has dedicated her life to fighting the climate crisis and injustice as they are the biggest threats facing humanity. She is passionate about creating tools that are needed by and serve communities that are most vulnerable to the climate crisis, supporting grassroots activism and innovation to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and deconstructing the oppressive systems that our society is based in. She decided to run for public office because if we young people do not act now, the inaction of current politicians will rob us of our futures.
Lily is a graduate student and researcher at Dalhousie University in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies and is a University of King’s College Almuna. She has been involved in environmental and climate activism since she was five years old and brings that passion and commitment to her research on climate grief and access to physical activity infrastructure. Lily brings her passion and determination to many organizations throughout Nova Scotia including past volunteer roles on the board of the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG), on the moonlight Institute, Our Time Halifax, the Women’s Advisory Committee for HRM, the Centre for Local Prosperity, the Thinkers Lodge, and as a stakeholder in the development of the Youth Advisory Committee for HRM and HalifACT 2050. Having grown up with two mothers, and as a queer person herself, she has also been an active member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community since day one. As a high-school student, Lily founded iMatter Canada, an organization dedicated to providing tools and resources for youth across Canada to advocate for action on climate change in their local communities and later worked with municipal and provincial decision-makers to push for change.
Politically, she is the current Policy Convenor for the Green Party of Nova Scotia and has previously held roles within the Green Party of Canada including Youth Co-Chair for the Halifax Electoral District Association, Volunteer Coordinator for Amita Kuttner’s campaign for leadership, and Youth Outreach Coordinator on Jo-Ann Roberts’ campaign for Halifax.
Beyond her activism and political experience, Lily also plays piano and viola- she is a current member of the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra and a past member of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and the King’s Chorus. She is also a former instructor with the Saint Mary’s University Karate club and loves to be involved in the community in all aspects of her life. Outside of politics and activism, Lily enjoys riding her horse, Alamar, walking her dog Anna, and spending time gardening, playing instruments, cycling, or hiking or playing board games with her partner Caden.
The Green Party of Nova Scotia is excited to have Lily Barraclough as our candidate in the riding of Halifax Chebucto.
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