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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

Stories From Our Skilled Trades Workers

  We’ve had an incredible time at Iron & Earth poring through responses to our Workers’ Climate Plan survey. We can’t thank respondents enough for participating in this important exercise to help inform the federal government’s climate action plan. Continue reading

Iron & Earth East to build renewable energy demonstration greenhouse in St. John’s

St. John’s, NL — Today Iron & Earth East is proud to announce they successfully reached their crowdfunder goal to build a 100% renewable energy-powered demonstration greenhouse, with big support from Bullfrog Power’s matching donation incentive. 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.