Apr 26, 2022
On March 22nd the Iron & Earth team launched our newest platform - the Climate Career Portal. The Climate Career Portal is a first of its kind online career building tool created to help fossil fuel workers transition to jobs in the net-zero economy.
Apr 19, 2022
By Jazmine Larocque, Community Sustainability Manager
Jump starting conversations regarding energy transitions can be tricky, but for the community of Hinton Alberta, which was the first of potentially many, it was a great success! A small group of individuals from many backgrounds came to participate in the initial community event where topics of income security, transition and climate change were tackled. Participants challenged each other with different points of view but were also pleasantly surprised about the accepting atmosphere throughout the event.
Feb 04, 2022
We are currently accepting applications from fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers based in Maskwacis and the surrounding area with an interest in learning the skills needed to participate in solar or wind energy system project design, installation and maintenance.
Oct 19, 2021
Introducing Carl Kaufmann, the first feature in Iron & Earth’s Transition Story Series. Read about Carls’ transition experience here!
Jun 24, 2021
I’m thrilled to introduce myself as Iron & Earth’s new Executive Director!
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.