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Melanie Mullen Speaks for Green Jobs and Against Nuclear Power at Queens Park Press Conference
March 18, 2008, 5:36 am
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“In Europe, Asia and even the United States, new, innovative, green companies are emerging to help build a cleaner and safer energy future for the world. Instead of encouraging Ontario’s participation, the Liberals are more interested in placating the nuclear lobby, which stands to make a fortune at taxpayers’ expense” said Mullen. Click here for full press conference summary.


Video: Where’s My Downtown? Niagara Falls Artists Gather
February 15, 2008, 3:21 pm
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A grassroots movement is growing to revitalize downtown Niagara Falls. Watch as artists in Niagara Falls meet to discuss the future of the city’s downtown core. Melanie Mullen serves as meeting facilitator. February 4th, 2008. See the video here.

Melanie Mullen Receives Sierra Club Youth Achievement Award
February 7, 2008, 11:49 pm
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From the Niagara Falls Review and St. Catherine Standard:

Mullen wins Sierra Club achievement award

Environmentalist Melanie Mullen earned the recognition of the Sierra Club’s Niagara chapter this week. The organization named 24-year-old Mullen the winner of its environmental youth achievement award, a new award to focus attention on education.

meio_ambiente.jpg“We feel as an organization that it is very important to the region to support the hard work of our new leaders” said Larry-Alan Caldwell, chairman of the Niagara region Sierra Club Conservation Team. Caldwell credited Mullen’s efforts with building a better quality of life, awareness of environmental issues, and protecting resources in Niagara.

Mullen graduated from the University of Guelph’s environmental engineering program last year. Then she ran as the Green party’s candidate in the 2007 provincial election. She finished third, ahead of the NDP, taking about 11.4 per cent of the votes in that election. The Green party of Ontario named her the party’s female deputy co-leader late last year.She was also part of a campaign to convince the provincial government to preserve Fort Erie’s Marcy’s Woods.

Mullen has been involved in environmental issues for years in Niagara Falls. She won the city’s environmental award when she was a student at Saint Paul high school for promoting recycling and other issues at school.Mullen said she respects the Sierra Club’s work, adding “there is so much we can all accomplish when we work together.”

Downtown Revitalization – yes people live here in Niagara Falls
February 1, 2008, 9:04 am
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Video: Melanie Mullen speaks at U.S. Green Party Presidential Debate
January 16, 2008, 12:50 pm
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Melanie Mullen, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, attended the January 13th, 2008 U.S. Green Party Presidential Debate in San Francisco and addressed the crowd of more than 800 with greetings and well-wishes from Canadian Greens and a commitment of solidarity in their common work. See the video here of her presentation.

Afterwards, the local progressive press wrote this about Mullen’s comments: “A representative from the Canadian Greens spoke to the fact that Greens around the world are watching our progress and support us 100%. It was good to hear, to get a sense of how this party spans our world and how important that may be in the coming days. “



Ralph Nader Speaks after Melanie Mullen

Melanie with legendary U.S. consumer advocate and 1996/2000 U.S. Green Presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

First in 2008: The Green Party of the United States Presidential Debate
January 13, 2008, 4:05 pm
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San Francisco – After being appointed Deputy Leader, Local Melanie Mullen is in San Francisco attending the first 2008 Green Party of the United States Presidential Debate. The Green Party of Canada in 2008 plans on collaborating with the Green Party of the United States to foster and spread a greener vision across North America. Both Parties see the upcoming election as a grand opportunity for change. Mullen will be addressing the debate crowd of 800 with greetings from Canadian Greens, interviewing with national progressive Pacifica Radio Network, as well as meeting with Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney to discuss North America’s environmental and health issues as well as a roadmap for a new economy based upon ecological sustainability and social justice.

“There is always more to learn and different angles to learn from. I would if I could spent 27 hours a day listening to all walks of life; to the homeless or to political figures – I will always want to learn more- and use my learning to propel both the Party and society based on the growing green consciousness ” Melanie Mullen

Earlier this year Mullen represented the Green Party of Canada at the Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas Conference; where North and South America as well as Mexico had their annual conference as one of the four federations that make up the Global Greens. In the last week, Mullen has additionally taken on the role as an adviser for the Global Greens, specifically their upcoming Global Greens Congress 2008 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The last Global Greens Conference was in Australia in 2001 where all the Green Parties from around the world met to discuss the current state of our global politics. Global Greens 2008 will be a focus on the role of politics in Climate Change and how Green Parties can globally secure a comfortable future for the planet.

Late Announcement Jan 4 2008
January 7, 2008, 11:22 am
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