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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

Bullfrog Power joins oilsands workers in bringing green jobs to Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s, NL — Today Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Iron & Earth East are happy to announce a new partnership to spark green jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador. Continue reading

Oil Sands Workers Sign Historic MOU With Offshore Wind Energy Company

Today Iron & Earth signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with Beothuk Energy, a wind energy company with six planned projects totalling 4000mw of power.  Continue reading

Oil Sands Worker Inspires Calgarians to Embrace Renewables

Watch Chris Brown, an oil sands electrician from Calgary share his solutions to combat climate change and unemployment with renewable energy. Continue reading

Oilsands workers know how to lead the way on climate change

The last few years have seen increasingly bitter arguments over large-scale resource projects in Canada. While debate is necessary, it doesn’t have to divide and polarize our country. As we look ahead, one thing is certain... Continue reading

The Alberta Budget and What It Means to You!

Alberta makes big statement with $3.4 billion earmarked for renewables Continue reading

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.