News - Iron and Earth

Giving Tuesday 2019

Iron & Earth at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, South Africa Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present on a panel about innovations in the design and delivery of skills training programs at Africa Oil Week, in South Africa, on behalf of Iron & Earth! It was an exciting opportunity to learn about global initiatives and share the work of our organization.     Continue reading

CLIMATE STRIKE

I’m feeling inspired after watching and supporting a week of climate action around the world. On September 20th I proudly joined our newest board director Bruce Wilson in Calgary and millions of people around the world, to participate in the first day of the world's largest climate action in history, the Global Climate Strike. Continue reading

365 Greenhouse has broken ground

We are so thrilled to announce that Iron & Earth East and Borealis Consulting Inc. have broken ground at our 365 Greenhouse project! Continue reading

Solar Experts

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Iron & Earth. Following our Shop Talk Night in Taber (engaging with the community about a new project called RenuWell), we went to Calgary to attend Solar Canada (Canada’s largest annual solar energy conference). Continue reading

Solar Canada and Taber Shop Talk!

We just wrapped up an exciting week in Taber, Alberta! If you haven’t heard, we are exploring the potential to use inactive oil and gas infrastructure as a foundation for renewable energy development. If development goes well this year, we hope to break ground on a pilot project in Taber next year. Continue reading

Solar Skills update

Solar Skills is Live!!   We're excited to announce the launch of our first Solar Skills training program from October 16 - 20th! Continue reading

Join the new Edmonton Chapter!

That’s right! Iron & Earth is forging a new assembly of like minded individuals who want to shape the narrative of energy sustainability in Edmonton and help advocate for a just transition for workers.   Continue reading

Oil and gas workers train for solar alongside First Nation members to launch national initiative

Louis Bull Tribe of the Maskwacis Nation, Alberta — Oil and gas workers and members of the Louis Bull Tribe installed rooftop solar panels on a community daycare today, as part of an initiative to give workers new opportunities in clean energy. Continue reading

Workers’ Climate Plan four-week report

Sometimes in this vast and complicated world, it’s easy to feel a bit lost and hopeless. It can be hard to see progress or positives in the face of so much struggle. But I find if I focus things inward and think about the community with which I work to put renewable energy on the map, my mood changes. Drastically. Continue reading

Oilpatch workers have a plan, but Ottawa needs to act

EDMONTON — A group of oil-and-gas workers has a plan to create job opportunities and retrain workers for clean energy projects, and they are calling on the federal government to step up. Continue reading