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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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Free Access to Environmental Communication Influential Articles Collection Throughout 2014!

Take a look at the high quality research published in Environmental Communication with free access throughout 2014 to 10 recent articles selected by Editor-in-Chief, Alison Anderson. These include a mix of regular articles on a range of timely and important debates, as well as agenda-setting pieces from recent Special Issues commenting on the current state of the field. Please pass on the news to colleagues. Simply click on the links below to begin reading the articles today.

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Environmental Communication Special Issue
Communicating Hydrofracking
 

Deadline 5th January 2015

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I am pleased to announce that a new Special Issue of Environmental Communication has just been published online.

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Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice

Online course: June 9 to July 17, 2014

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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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THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH THE LENS ARTICLE COLLECTION - FREE ACCESS
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 www.tandfonline.com/renc.  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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