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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Iron & Earth Virtual Event

HINTON, AB: Iron & Earth has partnered with the Green Resilience Project to organize a virtual community conversation on the links between climate change, income security and community resilience in Hinton on January 24th at 5:30 pm MST. 

Climate change and income insecurity are two of the most urgent challenges facing Canada today. The conversation will explore how policies in these areas can support each other at the local level in Hinton, and what community members need to continue building community strength. 

“It’s a lot harder for any of us to pay attention to the climate emergency, or get excited about climate solutions, when we’re scrambling to put food on the table. And Canadians are seeing firsthand how local climate disasters like wildfires, flooding and drought damage lives and livelihoods. We want to hear from communities how we can address both problems by addressing them together,” said Mitchell Beer, member of the Green Resilience Project steering committee. 

The conversation is open to all Hinton residents and will take place virtually via Zoom. It is part of a series of similar events taking place in communities across Canada. Iron & Earth plans to continue engaging with the Hinton community in the wake of the conversation. Their goal is to encourage participation and to support local solutions to the issues identified through the discussion. The next steps will be identified in the wake of the conversation. 

For all media queries, please contact Ana Guerra Marin, National Chapter Director at Iron & Earth at ana@ironandearth.org. 

To learn more about the conversation or register to attend, click here

Iron & Earth is a worker-led organization whose mission is to empower fossil fuel industry workers and their communities to build and implement climate solutions. 

The Green Resilience Project is managed and delivered by Energy Mix Productions, Basic Income Canada Network, Coalition Canada Basic Income - Revenu de base, Basic Income Canada Youth Network, national experts and local partners. Funding is generously provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund.

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