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In this assignment, students are asked to read and catalogue items from two weeks' worth of the "IECA LIST" (e-newsletter that Mark Meisner sends IECA members on a regular basis).

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I'm back to tell you about IECA Excursion #3 that I have assigned to my environmental communication students (who have been required to join IECA as part of the class). In this assignment, each student is asked to contact another IECA member and send them an e-mail message requesting some information.

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In case you didn't notice in the run-up to the 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) this past June, The IECA has released a new publication. Communication for the Commons: Revisiting Participation and Environment is an anthology of selected papers from the 2013 Conference on Communication and Environment that was held in Uppsala, Sweden.

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We are now in week #4 of my undergraduate Environmental Communication Class at the University of Cincinnati in which I have required my 49 students (COMM and EVST students) to join IECA as part of the class.  I am assigning 10 "IECA Excursions" during the semester (see previous posts) in order to familiarize the students with IECA, our web site, members, and other assets, as well as helping students to understand the value of belonging to a professional organization in a particular field or area of study, work, or interest.

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As I wrote last week, I am teaching an undergraduate Environmental Communication class this semester at the University of Cincinnati that is dual-listed in Communication and Environmental Studies.  I am requiring my 48 students to join the IECA as student members as part of the course--to leverage the member-only content and expertise of the IECA, and to show soon-to-be-graduates what it means to join a professional organization.

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Tomorrow, I will begin teaching my Fall Semester undergraduate course in Environmental Communication (a 4000-level or senior-level course that is dual-listed in Environmental Studies) at the University of Cincinnati.  I will have around 50 students enrolled in the two courses combined.

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As the Boulder Coloradan sunshine settles on COCE 2015, and we return to the demands of our lives and jobs, it seems the perfect moment to reflect upon the experiences of COCE 2015, before preparations for the next instalment at the University of Leicester (UK) get underway.

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My main goal while a member of the leadership of the IECA is to get our work out in the world so it can help do good. So when the IECA was invited to send a speaker to the 2015 European Communication Summit in Brussels, and that speaker turned out to be me, the new Vice Chair of the IECA, I was jazzed.

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After returning from this month's COCE conference in Boulder CO, at which I heard a number of insightful papers addressed current trends and practices, I decided to launch a new project--a new edited volume that features work exploring theoretical, applied, and critical dimensions of community engagement in environmental decision making at local, regional, national, and global levels.  I have asked Gregg Walker (Oregon State University) and Kathleen Hunt (Iowa State University) to co-edit this project with me (thanks Gregg and Katie!).

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The Board of Directors of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) is excited to announce that the 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be held in Leicester, England. Anders Hansen will host the conference along with his colleagues in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.

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Alison Anderson's picture

The Impact Factor for Environmental Communication has risen from 0.803 to 0.817 and our association's journal now ranks 37/76 in the Communication category! 

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On Sunday, the International Environmental Communication Association wrapped up its 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment in Boulder. Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication brought together researchers, practitioners, artists and students from around the world, and on the first full day of the conference, treated them to an inspiring and inspired keynote address by Dr. Susanne Moser.

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I am sitting in a bagel shop in Boulder CO on a Saturday morning in June, having coffee and and a bagel, waiting for today's session of the 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE).  I expect that today, day three of the conference, will go as smoothly and be as inspiring as the first two days.  Kudos to the conference planners, as well as the International Environmental Communication Association as coordinating body.

 

I wanted to take a moment today to address IECA members, whether you are attending the COCE conference, perhaps for the first time, or are following via live streaming, or are spending today at home.

 

Here is my simple message for today:  Say "yes."

 

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We are well underway in Boulder for the 13th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). Looking really good so far.

If you are registered for COCE 2015 in any category, you can access the Virtual COCE site to see the streams and recordings.

Just login to your IECA account and go the Virtual COCE page.

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atthecrossroads.jpgWe here at the Bridging Divides, the Conference on Communication and Environment in Boulder. Artist Mimi Katzenbach's installation At the Crossroads of the Four Forms of Catastrophe invites participation from those attending Virtual COCE.


Guest post by Mimi Stokes Katzenbach

As you enter room 235, four columns of covered with colored papers and text meet you.  Deliberately makeshift, very low (non) tech, irregular, uneven, somewhat precarious, temporary: as shelters are in environmental catastrophes. 

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Better sit down. You'll be amazed by these seven surprising things you should know about The IECA :-)

1. We have a LISTSERV again, and have had one for a while. Well, it's technically a Google group, but it functions the same way. Send your email to theieca@googlegroups.com. Start a discussion. Ask a question. Share something interesting. Reply by email (what a concept!). All members SHOULD be on the list, but if you are not, you can always join, as can non-members.

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IECA members:  Fall 2014 means election season for new board members and leaders, as well as membership renewal time.  I want to thank all of you who agree to run for elective office as board members or Vice-Chair of the organization.  Bravo.  It's your time to lead.

Members--please exercise your right to vote.  Consider the candidates carefully, and vote wisely--and thank all of the candidates along the way for their willingness to serve.

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IECAlogoPlusOne.pngToday The IECA is launching a simple campaign to increase our membership. It's called "Plus One" and it asks ALL current members to bring a friend to The IECA for 2015.

The IECA is a solid, but small association. We are doing really well for our size, but we don't yet have the capacity to pursue our ambitions in a bold way. Simply, we need a larger committed membership to sustain and advance The IECA and its mission in the long term.

We dont have the resources for a big outreach campaign. But that's OK because we think the best way to get new people involved is through the personal connections of our members. So, we are asking ALL current members to get at least one other person to join The IECA. She or he could be a colleague, a student, a professor, a friend, it doesn't matter, as long as they are passionate about finding better ways to communicate about environmental and sustainability affairs.

Our hope is to have 100% participation from our current members.

Starting now, all new memberships last through to the end of 2015, so go ahead and invite your Plus One to The IECA. To help you out, we have a one-page flyer in PDF format that you can download and share with a friend.

As always, thanks for your interest in The IECA.

- Mark Meisner, Executive Director

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The Impact Factor for Environmental Communication has risen from 0.645 to 0.803 and our association's journal now ranks 40/74 in the Communication category!

You can continue to help boost this and grow the broader community by:

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Environmental Communication, Volume 8, No. 3, is now available online ahead of print! This volume showcases articles discussing the communication of a range of environmental issues in several different cultural contexts including Canada, the USA, Turkey, China and the UK.

Don't forget to also check out the new Book Reviews Section.  

You can view the issue table of contents at:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/renc20/8/3?ai=128&ui=35xm&af=T 

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