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Taryn Knorren, Campaigns Chair

Taryn is a recent graduate from Renaissance College which is a unique program in Canada focusing on leadership through a hands-on learning environment at the University of New Brunswick, though she hails from Calgary, Alberta. Her program has developed her passion for First Nations Rights, Democratic and Electoral Reform, Youth empowerment, and the need to live in harmony with the environment.

She spent one summer working in the Alberta provincial elections which lead to a job for the Alberta Minister of Energy where she fell in love with policy and politics, but not in love with how the province and country was viewing the world we live in. Next summer brought her to India on an organic farm where she worked for an organization that is bringing traditional and organic farming practices back to India. This was a turning point for Taryn to want to bring what she has learnt and seen overseas and at home through her education back to Canada where we can ‘think global and act local’.
Taryn believes that Canada has the potential to be a leader in the world, and through Youth engagement and the Green Party, that can happen!
Fun Facts about Taryn: She loves rock climbing, traveling, hiking, backcountry camping, glacier lake swimming, dancing, reading, and a great chai!
If you want to chat about getting involved, how to run or join a campaign, or just about getting involved in your own backyard please drop her a line at taryn.knorren@greenparty.ca
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