KELOWNA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country, Dr. Alison Shaw. Shaw was the first authorized researcher to explore how scientists and policymakers influence one another in the Nobel-Prize winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She founded FlipSide Sustainability, which applies cutting-edge research and pioneering tools to help public and private sector clients account for people and planet alongside budgets and profit.
“I have never considered politics until now,” Shaw said. “I feel compelled to bring the qualities I believe are lacking in our political environment: a passion to protect what we value in B.C. and the integrity to listen to people to create the future we want. I want to support a government that emphasizes evidence and people over politics. I want to promote smart and proven fiscal social and environmental policies that actually strengthen our local economies and communities. The B.C. Green Party provides strategic leadership in this direction, offering a pragmatic and genuine alternative for voters.”
“I am ecstatic that such a highly-qualified candidate like Alison is stepping forward in this election,” Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, added. “Her work with the IPCC and throughout her academic career makes her perfectly placed to bring forward innovative, practical ideas that will make British Columbia a leader in addressing climate change. She is exactly the kind of person we need running for office in this province. She knows that people and policy should come before politics and I am thrilled for the folks in Kelowna-Lake Country that they have someone like Alison on their side.”
Please see http://www.bcgreens.ca/candidate_nominations for a full list of the party’s nomination contestants and candidates to date.
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For Alison Shaw and B.C. Green Party
Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
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