Global Green News is an online news website based in Montreal, Canada and founded by Green Party of Quebec leader Alex Tyrrell. We aim to cover Green Party and environmental news worldwide from a progressive eco-socialist perspective.
After several years leading the Green Party of Quebec Alex Tyrrell noticed that Green Parties around the world are often under-represented in mainstream media coverage despite our growing popularity. When Green Parties are covered in the mainstream media, the coverage often lacks depth. Up until now there was not a single news outlet/website dedicated to covering the Green Party movement worldwide. To fix this situation Alex launched this website in the hopes of finding both local and international support and contributors so that we can tell the story of our movement from a progressive perspective.
Global Green News was launched in October 2020 in the mist of the COVID pandemic. We are currently operating on a $500 initial contribution and hundreds of hours of volunteer work. We are now seeking content contributors from around the world! We are also raising money in order to hire our first part time editor. The possibilities for this platform are endless. In the medium to long term we would like to expand by hiring additional editors and content creation staff who will be able to publish and produce high quality original content and insightful articles on the Green Party movement around the world.
In these early days of this project, we are focusing on written english content. In the near future we would like to expand to providing weekly video news updates, podcasts, radio shows and more! We would also like to translate our content into as many languages as possible so that we can connect Greens around the world through information, news and insights about our collective movement. We aim to build solidarity across geopolitical, linguistic and cultural lines.
We are a rapidly expanding team and are always looking for new tallent! Find out more about donating or contributing content.
We are currently accepting donations by PayPal. We have started this website on a shoestring budget and volunteer contributions. We are ad free and do not accept funding from the fossil fuel industry, special interests or big corporations.
Alex Tyrrell is the leader of the Green Party of Quebec. He founded the Global Green News to bring newfound visibility to the Global Green Party Movement which is present in over 80 countries world wide. He hopes to increase connectivity, collaboration and the flow of information between Green Parties around the world through this initiative. He is an activist and politician. Holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Concordia University and was one of Canada’s youngest political leaders after being elected to lead the Green Party of Quebec at age 25 in 2013.
Lojain Azzam is an ambitious, motivated, and fearless woman. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and is currently working toward a BA degree in Political Science at Concordia University. Lojain believes in a just world where everyone is equal and the economy goes hand in hand with the environment. To progress into this kind of world, she has taken a decision to set her life journey to be a meaningful and informative one. Lojain is determined to provide credible and authentic news coverage to the audience through her journalism at Global Green News.
Robin Vochelet is in his fourth and final year at McGill University, currently pursuing a B.A. Honours in International Development Studies with a minor in Political Science. Originally from Strasbourg, France, he has a particular interest in politics and society of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as grassroots movements & civil society activism. In his free time, Robin is often seen visiting cute cafés around Montreal.
Sarah Cui is in her fourth year of undergraduate studies in Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her background is intercultural, having grown up in both Ottawa and northwestern China. Her areas of interest include environmental politics, conservation and food sustainability. In her free time, Sarah enjoys connecting with friends, hiking, identifying plants and learning a new language.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Natalia moved to Canada as a teenager to pursue a more diverse education and a brighter future. Based in Montréal since the fall of 2016, today she is a proud McGill University graduate with a BA in Political Science and International Development Studies.
Over the course of her undergraduate studies at McGill, she developed a passion for human rights advocacy and sustainable development. Owing to her political science background, she is equally interested in notions of global governance and diplomacy, and has developed a particular interest in the fields of human rights protection, poverty alleviation, and international development, all within the framework of sustainability.
In the near future, she aspires to continue her education and become professionally involved in global politics and international affairs in order to help bring the change she wants to see in the world.
Joshua Allan is from Beamsville, Ontario and graduated from Bishop’s University in June 2020, having studied Foreign Languages and Politics. His political activity in his community includes advocating for environmental rights in the Fridays for Future march in Sherbrooke, QC, in October 2019, and being involved in the Black Lives Matter march in Toronto, ON, in the summer of 2020. His interests include Canadian and international politics, environmental politics, and indigenous rights.
Shabrina Rahman is a second year student at Bishop’s University where she studies International Studies with a double minor in German and Sports Studies. She is looking forward to sharing positive news about environmental issues and Green Parties around the world. She believes that it is important for people to gain knowledge about this subject because we live in a society in which environmental protection is not as strong as it should be.
Margaret Saville is a second-year psychology and political science student at McGill University and would like to pursue political journalism. Although she was bourn in Toronto she mainly grew up in a small city in British Columbia called Nelson. Her passions include environmentalism, literature and writing, down-hill skiing, and animals, especially cats. Margaret is determined to addressing social issues such as the climate change crisis, racial and gender inequality, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ rights, and advocating for mental health awareness