Transition Stories

Introducing Carl Kaufmann, the first feature in Iron & Earth’s Transition Story Series. Read about Carls’ transition experience here! Continue reading

Introducing our Community Engagement team!

Welcome Ana and Stephen! Continue reading

My story and next chapter

Monday is my first day as a Director Emeritus at Iron & Earth! Continue reading

Summer 2021 Supporter Update

Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission! Continue reading

Welcoming Luisa Da Silva!

I’m thrilled to introduce myself as Iron & Earth’s new Executive Director! Continue reading

Our leadership search continues, with some big updates!

We’d like to update you on our leadership transition journey!  Continue reading

We are hiring for 3 leadership positions!

I have big news to share with you!  It feels surreal to write this and I’m thrilled that our organization has reached this stage of growth.  Continue reading

Project to solve orphan oil well problem with solar energy gets green light

It’s a go! The RenuWell Project has secured funding to expand an initiative to help solve this country’s orphan oil well problem, starting with a pilot project in the Municipal District of Taber, Alberta. Continue reading

A CALL FOR FEDERAL LEADERSHIP - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

The workers of Iron & Earth are urging the federal government to show bold leadership to put Canada on the fast track to a net-zero economy now. This week we wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and asked them to enact a plan that will put us to work building the new economy. The Teck mine cancellation could represent a historic milestone, marking the moment that Canada shifted collectively towards a prosperous net-zero economy. But in order to move in this new direction, we need visionary federal climate policy that includes urgent investments across the country, with special attention to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here is the text of our letter: Continue reading

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.