The 24-year-old leader of Nova Scotia'sGreen party is stepping down.

Nick Wright announced Tuesday he won't run again for the leadership of thefledgling provincial party.

Wright, wholed theGreens throughtheir first election, said it was time to step down so others could take the party to the next level. He plans to travel to Senegal to learn French.

The Green Party of Nova Scotia was foundedlast March and gained official recognition as a provincial party a month later, just ahead of a provincial election.

Under Wright's leadership, theparty ran a full slate of52 candidates. No Green won a seat, but the party received 2.3 per cent of the popular vote.

The next Green leader will be chosen at a convention in May.