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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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.

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Members of the IECA can subscribe to Environmental Communication at the following discounted rates:

Standard Online Journal: US$30

Standard Online + Paper Journal: US$45

Lower Income Country Online Journal: US$15

Lower Income Country Online + Paper Journal: US$30

You'll get 8 new issues per year and access to all back issues.

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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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Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Communication Studies in the University of Antwerp’s Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher in the field of Media Studies.

We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher to develop a project on "Media Discourses on Societal Crises". Current society faces multiple challenges that are perceived as crises, such as COVID-19 and climate change. The project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the discursive dynamics at play and to identify interventions and strategies to foster democratic debate.

You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 4 January 2023 (by midnight Brussels time).

More info can be found here: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/jobs/vacancies/academic-staff/?q=2528&descr=Postdoctoral-researcher-in-Media-Studies

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Dear wonderful IECA community - happy Monday!

In the name of the board, I would like to ask you to please participate in the elections.

If you login as a member, the link to the elections comes up right at the bottom of the first page you land on ... so it's easy to find, and easy to vote! Read the candidates statements and get in touch with them if you're interested in getting more information!

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A conversation about sustainability with Steph Hill, University of Leicester.

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IECA members and friends: We now have our slate of candidates for board positions in the run-up to the Fall 2022 election. Individuals who are elected will serve four years. Candidates include (alpha by last name):

Vice-Chair: Kundai Chirindo, Silje Kristiansen, Dara Wald

Board positions: three above persons, plus Constance Gordon, Etsuko Kinefuchi, Casey Schmitt, Bruno Takahashi

Thanks to the seven candidates for agreeing to run! Please review their statements—log into the IECA web site, then go to https://theieca.org/member-area/elections and scroll to the bottom of the page to find them. 

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