Our Four Pillars

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Building a community for workers & supporters

We help create community by bringing members and supporters together to establish chapters and carry out high-impact initiatives. This community is important for our members as they navigate the complexities of diversifying their careers. These relationships and networks create a lasting foundation for positive change towards a shared vision.

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Developing careers in climate solutions

We provide road maps, training, resources and networks that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers require to establish careers in climate solutions. We do this through our rapid upskilling programs and career development support programs.


Building support for a prosperous transition

We help build political, industry and public support for an environmentally and socially prosperous transition towards climate neutrality. This support translates into the policies and programs that our members and partners need to thrive during this transition. We accomplish this through our campaigns that provide our members with a platform to have their voice and policy priorities heard.

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Building scalable climate solutions

We build scalable climate solutions through our sustainable energy projects to provide an opportunity for our members to gain hands-on experiences and directly contribute to tangible emissions reductions.

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.