The International Environmental Communication Association

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About The IECA

The IECA is a professional nexus of practitioners, teachers, scholars, students, artists and organizations engaged in research and action to find more ethical and effective ways to communicate about environmental concerns in order to move society towards sustainability.

Our mission is to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them.

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Environmental Communication: What it is and Why it Matters

Membership Benefits

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Online Course

Registration is open for the January 2020 session of Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.



COCE is going Down Under!

June 2021, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

We are excited to announce that the The 16th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart Australia. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All will be welcome. We will be posting more details in the coming year.

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What's New at the IECA

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A two-year post-doctoral position specialising in Environmental Communication and Media is available in the School of Media, Film & Journalism at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Details available here:

The research team attached to the project includes Brett Hutchins (Monash), Libby Lester (University of Tasmania) and Toby Miller (

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The IECA is announcing a call for applications to form an “educator fellows” team for 2020 and 2021. The team will be comprised of up to five IECA members who teach or support environmental communication courses or programs. Team members receive complementary IECA memberships for 2020 and 2021.

ELIGIBILITY: Team members must be current IECA members. Applicants can come from K-12 or college/university settings, or work in a teaching capacity in non-profits or company settings. Applicants can include faculty members or graduate students.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Communication is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Public Relations with an emphasis in Environmental Communication. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching addresses environmental communication/social justice efforts and public relations, and who can teach social media analytics.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of the potential for establishing a national reputation through an active program of scholarship. In addition, candidates should have a strong record of teaching, an interest in both undergraduate and graduate education, and a willingness to mentor graduate students. Existing courses the candidate may teach include Public Relations Campaigns, Digital Media and Citizenship, Introduction to Communicating about Health/Science/Environment, and Environmental Communication, along with opportunities to develop new courses.

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(See attached PDF for full CFP)

"[National Council of Teachers of English's] (2019) “Resolution on Literacy Teaching on Climate Change” suggests: “Understanding
climate change challenges the imagination; addressing climate change demands all the tools of
language and communication, including the ability to tell compelling stories about the people
and conflicts at the heart of this global discussion.” Through this book, we hope to reinvigorate
the concept of ecocomposition for as a critical tool for teaching writing amid the impending
existential climate crisis.

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