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Folks, I have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you four big new member benefits:

  1. The Member News section
  2. The Database of Nature and Environmental Films
  3. The EC List Database
  4. The Environmental Communication Master Bibliography
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Alison Anderson's picture

The environment has a massive impact on the media, culture, literature and our everyday lives. This tailored selection of articles seeks to give you some insight into recent trending environmental topics from the news and also looks to give researchers and practitioners in the field some insight into how culture and literature portrays environmental issues and debates. Taylor and Francis are giving free access to related articles in the following areas:

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Reflections on COCE 2013

Stacey K. Sowards, Ph.D.

Department of Communication

The University of Texas at El Paso

Board Member, International Environmental Communication Association

June 16, 2013


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The IECA Board and Executive Director Mark Meisner are very pleased to announce that the 13th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be held in Boulder, Colorado in 2015.

Our hosts will be J. Harrison Carpenter and Dale Miller of the University of Colorado Boulder, known as CU Boulder.

Dates have yet to be decided, but COCE 2015 will be some time in June.

Watch the IECA web site for more details. We hope to see you in Boulder.

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Members and friends:  I was asked by Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, organizer of COCE 2013, to introduce the conference keynote speaker, John Dryzek.  As part of my introductory comments, I posed the question, "What will IECA look like in 2018?"  Here is how I answered the question---
In 2018, five years from now, IECA will have:
*achieved three consecutive years in which revenue meets or exceeds expenditures
*increased its individual membership three-fold, to over 850 members, with at least a third of those members coming from non-academic sectors (education, practitioner, NGO, etc.)
*increased its organizational members to 25

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I believe in IECA.
As I end my tenure as the first chair of IECA, I want to take a look back and note how far we’ve come together over the past five years—from IECA as a concept and hope to IECA as a reality and a force for social change.
In 2008, IECA was just an idea—a belief that environmental communication scholars, practitioners , and activists from all over the world should get together formally to share resources and try to make a difference in local communities.  The idea was shared in a couple of panels at two academic conferences—National Communication Association  (NCA) in San Diego and European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) in Barcelona, and a movement was born.

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The International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) is pleased to announce Virtual COCE 2013.

For the first time ever, the Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be streamed live for anyone to watch for free.

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The June, 2013 issue of ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION:  A JOURNAL OF NATURE AND CULTURE (special issue on visual environmental communication) has been published on line at  Hard copy will be out shortly.

This issue was edited by Anders Hansen and David Machin. Good show, fellows!!

This issue is the first one in which we have tried to publish color images in an on-line only format. Take a look at the articles and let us know what you think.

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