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STEPHANIE COBURN 

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Stephanie and her family have lived in the Sussex area for almost 40 years.  She and her husband Jerald raise grass fed beef on a farm in Head of Millstream, where they also grow a large garden and occasionally have time to sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the Millstream valley.

Stephanie owned and ran Winterwood Natural Foods in Sussex for 25 years, which gave her an opportunity to teach people about healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle.  She is a promoter of local food production, both for the great nutrition and because eating locally keeps our food dollars in our own communities instead of shipping them elsewhere.  It has been gratifying to see that movement grow so well! It also gave her a lot of experience managing the business, and very clear ideas about fiscal sustainability. Small business provides the majority of jobs in Canada; it's often easier to understand how they work, and easier to demand sustainable products.

For many years Stephanie has been involved in volunteering for environmental groups in New Brunswick, and when the opportunity came in 2008 to start a Green Party in New Brunswick she was eager to help.  The platform of social as well as environmental justice, self-reliant communities, living within our means, promoting a culture of peace, are all foundations in her own life as well, and she looks forward to many more years of working at being the change she wants to see in the world.

Jerald and Stephanie raised three children on the farm, and now a granddaughter is learning to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Stephanie loves to make quilts, read, and sing together with others.

stephanie.coburn@greenpartynb.ca

 

Our Principles

>Living within Our Ecological Means

A culture of cooperation, caring and understanding is essential to ending violence in our society. Rehabilitation rather than vengeance must be the goal of our justice system.

> Local Self-Reliance

We must have the opportunity and the responsibility as citizens to contribute to the common good, which requires that all have the capacity to participate in community life.

> Real Democracy

Everyone must have equal access to the necessities of life and be treated with dignity and respect. Treaties with First Nations must be honoured.

> Social Justice and Equality

We must be able to participate in decisions that affect our lives and be guaranteed that our votes are reflected in the make-up of the Legislative Assembly.

> Active Citizenship

Our communities should be in control of their own destinies, supported by strong local economies, and sustained by local sources of food and renewable energy.

> A Culture of Peace and Respect

We must live within the ecological limits of the Earth, while meeting our needs without threatening our children's future or the survival of other species.

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