Meet The Team

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.

With Green Parties in over 90 countries around the world, we are the only media outlet dedicated to covering this unpresedented global movement in which people form Green Parties and run for office on progressive platforms. In some countries and regions Green Parties hold elected office and several are currently engaged in coalition governments. In other regions they are small emerging organisations of variable size. This movement is currently exerting political pressure in over 90 countries and is becoming increasingly influential in many of these countries with each election cycle.

The movement seeks to uphold environmental protection, social justice, anti racism and democracy with a pacifist world view. We at the Global Green News seek to support and engage with the movement by sharing high quality news, information and stories from the frontlines of this growing movement.

Launched in October 2020 Global Green News is now home to a dynamic team of over a dozen journalists, interns and social media experts who publish new content on a daily basis.

Alex Tyrrell

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.

Alexander Ramette

Alexander Ramette graduated from Concordia University with a BSc in Environmental Science in Montreal and would like to pursue a career in Environmental Engineering. Alexander grew up in Paris during his childhood and his adolescence in Iceland. His passion includes the natural sciences, the outdoors, and surfing.

Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen is currently working towards obtaining a BA degree in Journalism at the University of Concordia. Through internships, academic experiences and work opportunities she realize how important it is to be aware and to be connected. She believe it is mandatory that we get exposed to people that are different from us, places that are unknown to us and real issues we never knew existed. When combining her love of travel and her interest in the human condition, we are left with a growing passion for story telling. She is joining forces with Global Green News in hopes of expanding readers knowledge on the Global Green Party Movement.

Athena Banis

Athena is a second year undergraduate student at Concordia University in Montreal pursuing a BA in Honours Political Science. She is passionate about international relations, tackling social and climate issues, defending human rights, and learning about what is happening in terms of politics on the other side of the world.

Beatriz Neves

Beatriz Neves is a second-year student at Dawson College, where she will graduate from the Literature Profile with a minor in Journalism by 2021. She wants to continue her studies in literature and journalism at University after CEGEP. In her free time, she enjoys reading, meditation and playing tennis.

Emma Fingerle

Emma Fingerle is a passionate, aspiration, and a confident second-year student at McGill University, working towards a B.A. in Political Science and Environment. She is looking to bridge the gap between Green Party news and research and the public sector to create a more encompassing political narrative. Having worked at a nature-driven summer camp during her teenage years, Emma happens passionate about educating young people on environmental issues. She is also passionate about equity and diversity advocacy, environmental policy, and indigenous rights. The development of ESG practices pique Emma’s interest, and she is determined to better the sustainability of corporate practices.

Fajr Alsayed

Fajr Alsayed is pursuing a BA degree in Joint Honors in Communication and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. He is an activist for environmental, social protection, and social development causes. He advocates for global justice and freedom of thought. In his free time, he daydreams of a green and bright future!

Haley More

Haley More is a recent Political Science graduate from Concordia University in Montreal, QC. During her undergrad degree, she wrote on topics relating to international relations, gender studies, conflict studies, as well as comparative politics. In addition to her academic experience, Haley has pursued her passion of travelling and living abroad throughout the completion of her degree. Haley is keen to explore the subjects of environmentalism and politics through a positive and intersectional lens. She currently resides in Victoria, BC.

Jamila Sayer

hello! My name is Jamila and I currently have an internship here with the Global Green News team. A little bit about me, I’ve always been passionate about learning what’s happening around the world and our community and working here has taught me a lot and helped me realize my dreams. I’m going to be attending Dawson in Literature and I’m excited for the future to come.

Joby Moffat

Joby is from small town Manitoba, Canada. Moving to the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba to pursue his interest in preserving the outdoors he grew up in, Joby attained a Bachelors of Environmental Studies with a minor in economics. Joby holds a strong dedication to the idea that efficient & effective environmental policy and regulation is the key to drive an environmentally sustainable economy and has directed all supplementary education towards putting that principal into practice.
As a writer, Joby enjoys covering Green parties relationships with the public and the new and exciting initiatives that are created from these connections.

Joshua Allan

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.

Luis Alvarez

Luis graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in International Development and a minor in Communications. He was born in Mexico and immigrated to Canada when he was nine years old. He is passionate about the environment and about effective ways to collectively address the issue of climate change. In his free time, Luis likes to travel across Canada to hike and discover its beautiful sceneries.

Maeli Coutu-Lupien

Maëli Coutu-Lupien is currently pursuing a BA in International relations and International Law at UQAM. She obtained her BA in Linguistics with a Minor in German in 2019 from the University of Concordia. In 2019, she worked as a Media and relations intern at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking walks in nature and kayaking.

Nisrina Arum

Nisrina Arum graduated from Concordia University in 2020 with a B.A Major in Linguistics and a Minor in Modern Chinese Language and Culture. She is currently working towards a diploma in PR and Communications at McGill University. Her passion for language and literature acted as a central thread in her academic journey. She believes that language and culture are the core elements that allow us to understand the perspective of a community and can fundamentally shape a society. She enjoys spending her free time exploring Montreal with her friends and taking care of her plants.

Robin Vochelet

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

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.

Shabrina Rahman

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.

Silia Cammisano

Silia Cammisano is a second year Concordia University Undergraduate student studying for her Bachelors Degree in the Department of Classics, Modern Languages & Linguistics majoring in Linguistics. She studied Arts, Literature and Communications at Dawson College. She has a passion for reading and writing. She enjoys outdoor activities and long walks. Silia is interested in having her voice heard and making a difference in her community one step at a time.

Tanya Brassard-Sansoucy

Advertising Design Graduate. Currently on the marketing Team creating Social Media Posts and strategies. My goals include, building my own marketing management brand and making a difference in the ad world. I loves to travel and spent a few years exploring Canada’s Prairies then moved back To take over the family home with my spouse and dozen Rescue Pets.

Ursella Khan

I am a third year University student, majoring in Human Rights. I am also the founder of the Ubuntu Youth Council based in Central Alberta. My passion is human rights, and fighting for injustices.

Valérie Gemme

Valérie Gemme graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Spanish, Hispanic Cultures and Literatures and a Minor in English Literature. She is currently pursuing a Certificate in Digital Marketing – Web Applications. She has travelled the world for many years as a flight attendant. Her passions include travel, literature and new technologies. She practices a minimalist lifestyle and has an interest in sustainable and off-the-grid living.

Yousef Alkhodari

Yousef Al Khodari is a first-year student at Ryerson University where he studies Journalism with a minor in biology. He is passionate about sustainable development, climate change, and human rights for journalists across the world. Thanks to his science and journalism background, he is interested in diplomacy, education for development, global public health, access to justice, and wildlife conservation. He is looking forward to helping people learn more about environmental issues and the Green parties that exist all around the world.

Lojain Azzam

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.

Margaret Saville

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

Natalia Ortiz Penate

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.

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