News - Iron and Earth

We are hiring for 3 leadership positions!

I have big news to share with you!  It feels surreal to write this. I’m honestly a bit shocked and pleasantly amazed that our organization has reached the point where it is today and I’m thrilled to see what comes from today’s announcement.  Continue reading

Project to solve orphan oil well problem with solar energy gets green light

It’s a go! The RenuWell Project has secured funding to expand an initiative to help solve this country’s orphan oil well problem, starting with a pilot project in the Municipal District of Taber, Alberta. Continue reading

A CALL FOR FEDERAL LEADERSHIP - Stand with oil sands workers calling for renewable energy

The workers of Iron & Earth are urging the federal government to show bold leadership to put Canada on the fast track to a net-zero economy now. This week we wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and asked them to enact a plan that will put us to work building the new economy. The Teck mine cancellation could represent a historic milestone, marking the moment that Canada shifted collectively towards a prosperous net-zero economy. But in order to move in this new direction, we need visionary federal climate policy that includes urgent investments across the country, with special attention to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Here is the text of our letter: Continue reading

PUBLIC STATEMENT: TOWARDS A NET-ZERO ECONOMY

Iron & Earth is a not-for-profit organization led by fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers, whose aim is to help build the policies and infrastructure required to meet climate targets. We are concerned about the increasingly polarized conversation and contexts around energy development in Canada and are reaching out with a message of vision and proposed action.  Continue reading

Giving Tuesday 2019

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present on a panel about innovations in the design and delivery of skills training programs at Africa Oil Week, in South Africa, on behalf of Iron & Earth! It was an exciting opportunity to learn about global initiatives and share the work of our organization.     Continue reading

CLIMATE STRIKE

I’m feeling inspired after watching and supporting a week of climate action around the world. On September 20th I proudly joined our newest board director Bruce Wilson in Calgary and millions of people around the world, to participate in the first day of the world's largest climate action in history, the Global Climate Strike. 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 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

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