Jodie Hon, Innovation & STEM Manager
Engineer | P. Eng
Jodie started her career as a young engineer in the oil and gas industry. Around the same time, she started exploring the mountains and lakes around Alberta and BC through a variety of activities. After over three years in this field, driven by her love of the natural world, she decided to make the switch to the sustainability industry. She spent four years working on the design and construction of low-carbon district energy systems using technologies such as geo-exchange and waste heat recovery. Upon discovering Iron & Earth, she realized she could help others make the same meaningful transition that she did. She’s excited to help build the Climate Career Portal, among other important projects with Iron & Earth.
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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.