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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Instructor or Assistant Professor, 3 year term appointment beginning fall, 2020 (potentially renewable)

Northern Michigan University anticipates hiring an Instructor or Assistant Professor to teach introductory courses in Communication (i.e., public speaking, interpersonal communication, and/or small group process) and Media Studies (e.g., introduction to mass media). Ability to teach courses such as new media literacy, environmental communication, or other courses in area of specialty is desirable.  Other responsibilities include departmental service and advising majors.

Appointment at the Instructor level requires an MA in Speech, Communication Studies, Mass Media, or a related field; appointment at the Assistant Professor level requires completion of the PhD. Teaching experience is desirable. This position features a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, generous grant support for research and creative activities, and the opportunity to live in a vibrant community surrounded by an outstanding natural environment.  NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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The editors of the book series "Bloomsbury Advances in Ecolinguistics" would like to invite you to send expressions of interest in writing a book for the series. We would very much welcome environmental communication books which focus in some detail on linguistic analysis or multimodal analysis (e.g., language and images). Bloomsbury is a very well respected academic publisher in the UK and we are looking for high quality research that is expressed in an accessible and engaging way. Please see the attached document for more information.

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The Department of Communication and Journalism and the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in communication, team science and coastal resilience. This position is affiliated with a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Maine, the Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences, and seven other partner institutions to create the Maine-eDNA project ( The Postdoctoral Research Associate in Communication, Team Science, and Coastal Resilience will work with Dr. Bridie McGreavy and Dr. Heather Leslie to co-lead and contribute to communication-focused studies of team science, citizen science, and transdisciplinary collaborations. Primary responsibilities will include conducting engaged and mixed methods social science research and supporting the development of effective, equitable, and transdisciplinary approaches to resilience-focused collaborations. 

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Yale University: 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication ( invites applications for 3 full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to contribute to our ongoing research on the public’s climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.


Current Job Postings

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 Post-Doctoral Fellowship - The Climate Museum
Climate Museum Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - The Climate Museum

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