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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Environmental Communication: What it is and Why it Matters

Membership Benefits

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Online Course

The next session of Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice begins January 7, 2019

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.



Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication

June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

We are excited to have you join us for the The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) on the Point Grey headland, surrounded by forest and ocean, with views of the Coast Mountains, all of which is part of the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All are welcome. The call for submissions is now available with a deadline of November 15, 2018.

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What's New at the IECA

IECA members Bruno Takahashi and Juliet Pinto, along with colleagues Manuel Chavez and Mercedes Vigón, have a new book out in the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication series. The anthology titled  News Media Coverage of Environmental Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Mediating Demand, Degradation and Development contains 9 essays by the editors and other authors, including other IECA members.

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An international selection tender is open for the recruitment of candidates to four doctoral positions in the scientific area of Communication Sciences/Cultural Studies, one of which on “Communication, Science and Environment”, at the Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal.

Julia Corbett, Professor of Communication at the University of Utah, has published a new book of essays. Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday is out this week from the University of Nevada Press. The book contains eleven essays that range across the intersections of nature and culture. Here's the book's description.

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As communicators in a complex, unpredictable world, there is an urgent need for pragmatic, proactive tools to seize on this time of unprecedented social and political change.

From plastics to climate change, habitat loss to nature connection, what can we each achieve to collectively engineer the right conditions and identify the catalysts of positive action? What can we learn from exploring the evolutionary history of the issues to help us navigate this complex ecology of change?

Discuss, debate, and build a vital communications toolkit for the coming year through two days of inspiring content, cutting edge research, practical workshops and engaging discussion.

Recent Job Postings

Postdoctoral researcher - Communication and Society Research Centre, University of Minho
Director - Media Center for Science and Technology - University of Oregon, Media Center for Science and Technology
Postdoctoral Associate, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science - Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University
Social Science & Content Coordinator - Climate Advocacy Lab