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 opens mid-May for the September 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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We invite submissions for an edited volume to be published in late 2020 that address communication in the Anthropocene. The book is under contract with Lexington Press. 


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The Department of Communication and Journalism seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor to conduct research and teach in the area of media studies. This academic-year position is expected to begin August 31, 2020. Responsibilities will ordinarily include a 2-2 teaching assignment of undergraduate and graduate courses in media studies, and developing a productive program of scholarship in the field. We encourage collaboration with faculty in the department and across disciplines, and in pursuit of extramural grants. Duties also include graduate student advising, curriculum development, and department, college, university and professional service. The Department is committed to diversity in the workplace and we encourage all interested, qualified individuals to apply.

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Environment, Science & Risk Communication Group Cfp for IAMCR 2020 | 12-16 July | Tsinghua University | Beijing, China

The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the 2020 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference to be held 12-16 July in Beijing, China. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 10 February 2020 23.59 UTC.

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The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Environmental Communication. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in rhetoric, composition, communication, or a related discipline. The candidate will have demonstrated 1) a clear potential for establishing an international scholarly reputation through a promising research program, 2) a strong record of undergraduate teaching, and 3) a commitment to curriculum and program development. Ideally, the candidate’s research and teaching interests will focus on one or more of the following areas: environmental rhetoric and discourse, climate change communication, green movements, green campaigns, environmental media and journalism, environmental justice, discourses on alternative energy, science communication, and science disinformation.

Current Job Postings

Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism - Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine
Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication - University of Winnipeg, Department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communications
Science Communication Specialist - Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University
Climate Museum Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - The Climate Museum

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