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

Registration opens mid-May for the September 2020 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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Conference

COCE is going Down Under!

June 2021, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

We are excited to announce that the The 16th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart Australia. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All will be welcome. We will be posting more details in the coming year.

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What's New at the IECA

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The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Environmental Communication. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, communication, or a related discipline. The candidate will have demonstrated 1) a clear potential for establishing an international scholarly reputation through a promising research program, 2) a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and 3) a commitment to curriculum and program development. Ideally, the candidate’s research and teaching interests will focus on one or more of the following areas: environmental rhetoric and discourse, climate change communication, green movements, green campaigns, environmental media and journalism, environmental justice, discourses on alternative energy, science communication, and science disinformation.

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The Alda Center seeks a Science Communication Specialist who will be responsible for developing, curating, and ensuring the long-term success of a new web-based project focused on translating science communication research into practical applications for the science communication community of trainers, researchers, and practitioners.

This position will advance the Alda Center's investment in supporting and creating links between research and practice through the creation of content, tools, and other materials designed for science communication practitioners.

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The Climate Museum Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Climate and Inequality 

The Climate Museum seeks applications from humanities scholars who wish to engage the public on climate change and inequality to fill a two-year part-time Pre-Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellowship will be two days a week, running from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022 concurrent with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship on climate and inequality also funded by the Mellon Foundation.

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The Climate Museum Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Climate and Inequality

The Climate Museum seeks applications from humanities scholars who wish to engage the public on climate change and inequality to fill a two-year full-time Post-Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellowship will run from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022, concurrent with a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship on climate and inequality also funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Current Job Postings

Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication - University of Winnipeg, Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications
Science Communication Specialist - Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University
Climate Museum Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship - The Climate Museum
Climate Museum Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - The Climate Museum

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