The International Environmental Communication Association

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About The IECA

The IECA is a professional nexus of practitioners, teachers, scholars, students, artists and organizations engaged in research and action to find more ethical and effective ways to communicate about environmental concerns in order to move society towards sustainability.

Our mission is to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them.

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Membership Benefits

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Online Course

Registration is now open for the September 2022 session of Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.


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Many Voices, One planet: Accounting for the past and narrating sustainable futures

The 17th Conference on Communication and Environment, June 5-9, 2023, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

The 2023 Conference on Communication and Environment theme is “Many Voices, One Planet: Accounting for the Past and Narrating Sustainable Futures.” This theme offers a platform for environmental communication research, practice, arts, and activism dealing with the diversity of voices that raise concerns about our planet. Addressing questions of diversity and inclusion, the theme emphasizes the need to reconcile the many injustices of the past and present in order to move forward and create narratives about just and sustainable futures.


What's New at the IECA

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Ukraine flag with dove of peace superimposedThe International Environmental Communication Association condemns the invasion led by Putin and calls those responsible for a peaceful and just resolution. We are deeply concerned about our colleagues in Eastern Europe, all people affected by the military actions, and their environment. We support peace and believe in the fundamental role communication plays in peaceful transformation processes.

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SAVE THE DATE: Open your calendar and save the date for the ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI BAYS AND BAYOUS SYMPOSIUM! January 24-24, 2023

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and partners invite you to join them in the historic city of Mobile, Alabama, to share information on the status of research, monitoring activities, on-the-ground restoration, citizen actions, and education focused on the health of our Coastal environment.

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A conversation about sustainability with John Dahlsen, Environmental Artist and abstract painter.

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The Maine-eDNA EPSCoR program seeks up to 3 doctoral (PhD) students to join the $20 million NSF-Funded Maine-eDNA program. Maine-eDNA is a multi-institution EPSCoR program focused on using eDNA approaches to advance coastal ecosystem science and sustainability.

The program seeks a diverse pool of applicants with backgrounds and interests in aquatic ecology, marine science, bioinformatics, data science, communications, and team science, among other areas. Graduate students will conduct research within or across three research themes: 1) Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; 2) Harmful and Shifting Species; 3) Macrosystem eDNA Integration.

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Upcoming conference – SAVE THE DATES – 8–9 May 2023

Welcome to the University of Bergen, 8 – 9 May 2023! The preliminary conference programme is available on the website.

Current Job Postings

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

Upcoming Events

Bays and Bayous Symposium - Jan 24, 2023 to Jan 25, 2023