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ACCELERATING URBAN CLIMATE SOLUTIONS IN CALGARY & EDMONTON

Across Canada and around the globe, cities are taking action on climate change. The next ten years is pivotal for society to scale up transformative solutions to the challenges that climate change will bring to our landscapes and our communities. Cities cannot do it alone. All levels of government, and all sectors have a role to play in creating a sustainable future.

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Iron & Earth

Position: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Job type: Permanent full-time staff position
Start date: April/May or earlier if possible. A later start date could also be negotiated.
Compensation: $90-100k annually
Benefits: Benefits package available after three months

We are hiring a new Executive Director to take our organization to new heights. Iron & Earth is poised for growth and we require an exceptional leader who can effectively scale our organization’s initiatives.

The Executive Director’s core mission is to maximize Iron & Earth’s positive impact towards our purpose, pillars and values. 

The Executive Director provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth’s initiatives. Key activity areas include strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, team building, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, governance and project management. The Executive Director employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability. Read more about Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Iron & Earth

Job Opportunity: CEO, Iron & Earth Industries

Position: 
CEO
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Job type: Permanent full-time staff position
Start date: April/May or earlier if possible. A later start date could also be negotiated. 
Base salary: $90,000 - $100,000 annually
Benefits: Benefits package available after three months

We are hiring a founding CEO to lead our new startup social enterprise, Iron & Earth Industries, a worker-driven climate careers training company. All profits from Industries will be invested in Iron & Earth’s nonprofit activities. 

The CEO’s core mission will be to launch Iron & Earth Industries as a social enterprise capable of scaling our training programs and services. The top-level-goals for the CEO are to help ensure Iron & Earth supports the thousands of industry and Indigenous workers who are ready for climate careers and generates resources to support Iron & Earth’s nonprofit activities.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a team at the ground level of building a social enterprise poised to make a tangible contribution to getting workers into the over one million climate jobs that the net-zero economy will require.

The CEO provides oversight, overall management, planning, vision and leadership for Iron & Earth Industry’s work including strategy, finance, resource development, human resources, constituency and stakeholder engagement, communications, and board development. The CEO employs an empowering approach when collaborating with team members to nurture an environment of shared responsibility and accountability. Read more about Job Opportunity: CEO, Iron & Earth Industries

Issue Brief: Canada's Climate Action Plan

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the federal government released its new climate action plan—A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy (PDF). The plan comes on the heels of the government's tabling of Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and of investments in climate action in the government's Fall Economic Statement. Read more about Issue Brief: Canada's Climate Action Plan

Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Will you sign the Calgary Climate Hub's letter asking ENMAX to commit to a target of net-zero emissions by 2050?

“As we work towards economic recovery and diversification, more companies are demanding decisive action on climate,” said Dr. Joe Vipond, Co-chair of the Calgary Climate Hub. “Having our electricity generation net-zero would send a clear signal that Calgary is serious about the climate crisis and entering the green economy.” Read more about Tell ENMAX to set a net-zero target

The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta

Nov 16 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An online presentation about how Albertans are already experiencing impacts of climate change, and solutions for Alberta and Edmonton

Climate change is the most important environmental issue of our time. In this short online presentation, we'll talk about how Albertans are already experiencing the effects of climate change, with time at the end to discuss solutions we can employ right now to address it. Read more about The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta

Action Alert: Defend Alberta's Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining

Tuesday, October 27, marks the first day of the joint federal and provincial hearing for Benga’s Grassy Mountain Mine. The decision from this review will set a precedent for the future of coal mining in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. AWA, along with many other concerned individuals and organizations, believes that the Grassy Mountain Mine proposal should be denied. It threatens the ecological integrity of Alberta’s Eastern Slopes and has negative repercussions for the quality of life and social well-being most Albertans are fortunate to enjoy.  Read more about Action Alert: Defend Alberta's Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining

Job Opportunity: National Chapter Director, Iron & Earth

Position: 
National Chapter Director
Application Deadline: 
18 Nov 2020
Location: 
Remote

Job type: Contract, with the goal of making the position a permanent staff position
Start date: Late November/Early December
Compensation: $30-35/hr depending on experience, at 30 hr/week 
Contract timeline: 1 year contract

INTRODUCTION

If you are excited to help forge a prosperous energy transition for our country and you have experience in the fossil fuel industry, don't miss this exciting opportunity to work with Iron & Earth!  Read more about Job Opportunity: National Chapter Director, Iron & Earth

Alberta can only become preferred energy source with commitment to net-zero emissions

Pembina Institute reacts to Government of Alberta’s new natural gas vision and strategy

CALGARY — Chris Severson-Baker, Alberta regional director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s release of its Natural Gas Vision and Strategy on Tuesday: Read more about Alberta can only become preferred energy source with commitment to net-zero emissions

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