Saskatoon Meetup - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

Saskatoon Meetup

June 19, 2016 at 7pm

Saskatoon Meetup

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  • June 19, 2016 at 7pm – 9pm CDT
  • The Stand - Community Organizing Centre
    615 Main St
    Saskatoon, SK S7H 0J8
    Canada
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  • Devin Tepleski

Join Devin Tepleski from Iron + Earth for a presentation and discussion about how a group of oil sands workers are leading an initiative to retrain workers and promote development of renewable energy.

Admission: Free | Public Welcome 

 



About Iron + Earth

Iron & Earth is led by oilsands workers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into our work scope. We created this organization during the spring of 2015 when oil prices started to fall. We were losing work and conversations about needing to diversify our energy grid was dominating our lunch conversations on the job site. This moment acted as a catalyst for us to realize our shared vision for a sustainable energy future for Canada - one that would ensure the health and equity of workers, our families, communities, economy, and the environment. We founded Iron and Earth as a platform to engage in renewable energy development issues, and to empower us to advocate for an energy future we can be proud of creating. Our membership has since grown to include workers from a variety of industrial trades, including boilermakers, electricians, pipe fitters, ironworkers, and labourers.

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