Jazmine Larocque, Community Sustainability Manager

Jazmine LarocqueB.Sc Environmental Major - Concentrations Biology | Environmental Professional in Training

Jazmine has been immersed in life alongside oil and gas her whole life; born and raised in rural Alberta, her community, family, and friends have always relied on the oil and gas and coal industry for income security. Wanting to make a difference in these industries and be a steward for the environment, she acquired a Bachelor’s in Environmental studies and has been focusing on environmental regulation and training  in her career.

Seeing the necessity for change, she started to expand on her energy transition skill sets and created networks with climate organizations, which brought her to Iron and Earth! She is now passionately helping build stronger communities, advocating for workers and helping transition to a more diverse future.

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.