Tired of waiting?
How much longer until an organization comes along that represents the interests of workers and the environment?
Today we are launching the new Iron & Earth, a Canadian initiative created for and by oilsands workers looking to promote the renewable sector.
Yeah, we're an environmental organization. But you won't hear us trying to shame anybody for caring about their jobs or providing for their families.
Tradespeople across this country have a lot to be proud of, including those working in the oilsands.
Together we can encourage more sustainable carbon-based extraction and build the renewable energy infrastructure we need to both meet the demands of consumers and diversify our energy economy so it isn't so reliant on the boom and bust associated to a single resource.
Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism.
It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.
We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.
We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.