Marion Adda, Renewable Skills Project Manager

Marion AddaMaster in Sustainable Development and Project Management, Bachelor in Law | Environmental Professional in Training

Marion grew up in a small village in France, surrounded by monocropping farming. She understood early the impacts of intensive agriculture on local communities and lands. Cultivating her environmental awareness by listening to people's stories, she graduated with a multidisciplinary Master’s degree from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Starting her career managing environmental studies and procedures for new public transit projects, Marion then immigrated to Canada and worked in different industries. Pursuing her goal to apply her project management skills-set in meaningful environmental initiatives, she heard from Iron & Earth at a conference in Calgary. The Renewable Skills pathway was the great match in a fast-growing environment.

Through her own life experience, Marion realized the incredible human capacity to adapt to changes. She is excited to give back to communities by accompanying workers to transition toward renewables energies.

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.