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IECA members and friends:  Hi.  Three important things happened this week for our professional association:
1.  Vice-Chair Lee Ahern posted a draft Code of Ethics, and we fielded a productive range of comments about the substance of the code, as well as the role it might play in our association moving forward.  An important second conversation emerged about the need to make sure our policies and offerings truly reflect the "international" nature of our association.  In the coming weeks, a revised Code of Ethics will be discussed by the Board and, if approved, will be put before the membership for a vote.

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Red FoxesIn the context of a recent "fox attack" (no, not Fox News) in London, we want to draw your attention to an article just published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.

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Are you thinking of attending the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Uppsala this June?

If so, you have only 10 days left to take advantage of the early-bird discount. After February 15, prices go up.

You don't need to be an IECA member to attend, but if you want the member discount, then you need to make sure your membership is paid up for 2013.

Conference details are here: http://theieca.org/coce2013

Hope to see you in Sweden!

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Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement
Edited by Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson

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I am writing to share two very positive developments for our association:

 

1.  We just received a letter from U. S. Internal Revenue Service granting the IECA tax-exempt status as a 501-c-3 public charity organization.  This status is effective retroactive to 9/30/11.  This means that memberships and other donations to the IECA are now tax deductible for any U. S. taxpayer.   We will post more specific information, including a copy of the notification letter, in the members-only area of our web site in the next few days for you to consult for tax purposes.  We ask you to remember IECA in your year-end giving plans.

 

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The IECA web site has moved to a new domain: theIECA.org

We did this for several reasons:

1. To shorten the URL, making it easier to type.

2. To have a domain that highlights and builds the identity of the organization. Our old domain, environmentalcomm.org, was fine, but didn't distinguish the IECA.

3. To do what most organizations do, which is to have their acronym in their URL.

4. To harmonize our domain with our Facebook and Twitter identities, both of which are theIECA.

OK, so what's next?

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Friends: I've made a decision, and I want to share it with you.

 

I have decided to make a year-end donation to IECA, and to add IECA to my list of organizations to which I make charitable contributions each year.

 

I've been thinking a lot about what is important to me--personally, professionally, politically.  Where I spend my philanthropy dollars.

 

And, I've come to the conclusion that supporting the IECA as it strives to fulfill its mission--promoting effective envionmental communication around the world through research and practice--is something I want to do.

 

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IECA founding member Dr. Alison Anderson of Plymouth University, UK, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. She will take over from founding Editor-in-Chief Steve Depoe on January 1, 2014. Between now and then she will work alongside Dr. Depoe to ensure a smooth transition.

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IECA founding member Emily Plec brought the following sad news about the death of Diane Hope to us today. Diane was a founding member of IECA and a beloved colleague to many of us. For my part, I feel honored to have known Diane and to have experienced her generous and hopeful spirit.

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