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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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Stephen Depoe's picture

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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Mark Meisner's picture

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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ECA Colleagues:  Wanted to share some good news items with you--

*I just received my hard copy of the September 2012 issue of ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION:  A JOURNAL OF NATURE AND CULTURE (on-line version has been out for a while).  This issue, devoted to the topic of environmental justice in international contexts, was an outgrowth of the 2011 Conference on Communication and Environment hosted by Stacey Sowards and colleagues at the Univ. or Texas at El Paso.  The cover image was taken by U. Maine Ph.D. student Bridie McGreavy, who attended the conference and took the photo while on a tour of the former smelting factory of ASARCO.  Great conference, great special issue, reflecting the best of our field.

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The next phase in the evolution of IECA starts now! Self-nominations for Vice Chair (who will become the Chair at COCE 2015 and serve through COCE 2017) and board members to serve from COCE 2013 to COCE 2017 will be accepted through September 30. Only IECA members can self-nominate and vote; and the entire election process will be managed at http://environmentalcomm.org/elections. Voting will occur October 22 through November 7, with results announced as soon as practical.
 

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People on mountainOn behalf of the local organizing committee in Uppsala, it gives me great pleasure in announcing our plans for COCE 2013, the 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Uppsala, Sweden, June 6-10, 2013.

We, at the Division of Environmental Communication at SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in collaboration with our colleagues at Uppsala University warmly welcome you to this Conference, the first COCE to happen outside of the United States.

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CoverThe March 2012 issue of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture (Volume 6, Number 1) has been published.

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Cover of Across Borders and EnvironmentsToday we are announcing the publication of Across Borders and Environments: Communication and Environmental Justice in International Contexts. This collection of 24 papers, plus introduction, is the official proceedings of the Eleventh Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, held in El Paso,

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Communication Strategies for Coastal Communities coverIECA Founding Member, Dr. Arul Aram has published a new book entitled Communication Strategies for Coastal Communities: The Case of Tamil Nadu.

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Mark Meisner's picture

You may have noticed our new look. Actually, it's our first real look, as opposed to temporary looks which is what we've had until now.
 
The logo is part leaf, part speech balloon, representing both the environment and communication. But it's subtle and distinctive as well. We hope you like it.
 

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discounts, bargains, closeoutsFolks,

IECA now has an Organizational membership category that provides a discounted bulk membership option for any number of people from a single organization. We think NGOs, departments and firms might like this.

Also, time is running out on Founding memberships and the permanent renewal discounts that go with them...

See all our membership options at http://environmentalcomm.org/join-IECA.

- Mark

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The ‘Visualising Science and Environment Symposium’ held at the University of Brighton UK on 17-18 November 2011 turned out to be a fantastic two days of generous dialogue, debate and inspiring  presentations from a host of people working within the fields of science and environment  communication (see http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/research/research-conferences/visualising-science-and-environment-symposium).

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IECA is now taking regular and associate memberships for 2012. Join now and your membership will be effective immediately (meaning you get an early start on the benefits).

And if you intended to take out a founding membership, but were just too busy, it's not too late. You can still do that in conjunction with a 2012 membership (and you'll get the discount).

All is explained here: http://environmentalcomm.org/join-IECA

To those of you going to NCA, have a good conference!

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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION:  A JOURNAL OF NATURE AND CULTURE
VOLUME 5, NO. 4 (December 2011)

ARTICLES

Toxic Sublime: Imaging Contaminated Landscapes
Jennifer Peeples

Taking the Romance out of Extraction: Contemporary Canadian Artists and the Subversion of the Romantic/Extractive Gaze
Peter Hodgins & Peter Thompson

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A little bit behind the curve here... I just wanted to note the fact that IECA founding member Max Boykoff (University of Colorado-Boulder) has published a new book on climate change communication.

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