Iron and Earth

Iron and Earth

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Team size: 11 - 50

Sector: Energy


About Iron and Earth

Founded date: 2015

Investors: Green Skills Innovation Challenge

Company stage: Other

Iron & Earth formed around the lunchroom tables of the Canadian oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our trade skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies. Beyond the financial benefits, we were excited about the opportunity to help build a more sustainable energy industry. So, in Spring 2016 we launched Iron & Earth to create a better future for ourselves, our coworkers, and the planet. Since then we have built a supporter base of over 800 fossil fuel industry workers passionate about our vision. Our vision is that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers will play a leading role in building the energy policy and infrastructure required to reach global climate targets. Our mission is to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050. To fulfill our purpose we: 1) Create chapters that act as hubs for our members and supporters to build relationships and develop initiatives 2) Run campaigns to amplify the voices and policy solutions generated by our constituency 3) Develop and deliver sustainable energy training programs to rapidly upskill fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers into climate solution careers 4) Host events to connect our constituency with the networks and resources they need to establish careers in climate solutions.

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