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 will open in mid-October for the January 2021 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.

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Mini-Conference

Communicating for Food Sustainability
Call for Submissions

Whether you take the perspective of a researcher, digging into interviews about food or analyzing food policies, for example, OR an artist who creates food-related sculptures or performance pieces, for example, OR a practitioner, helping local community members start gardens or cook with the veggies in their CSAs, for example, we’d love to hear what you know about how best to communicate for sustainable food. 

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What's New at the IECA

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Job offer

PhD Position: Analysis of Images and Videos on Climate Change

Hiring Context

The Research Centre in Communication (part of the Institute for Language and Communication, UClouvain, Belgium) has an opening for a fully funded three-year PhD fellowship in video and images analysis. This opening is done in the context of a pan-European interdisciplinary research project on climate change communication analysis. You will work within a team of more than 10 researchers and academics from Belgium, France and Norway. The fellowship will start between 15 November 2020 and 15 January 2021 for 36 months. The offer is open until 30 September 2020, but candidates that suit all requirements can be interviewed before this date. We specifically encourage women to respond to this call for applications, as we are committed to equality of opportunity. Due to the Covid-19 specific context, face-to-face & teleworking conditions will depend on official conditions at the start of the job.

 

Research Context

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Food correlates to a number of environmental issues from land and water use to pollution from pesticides and herbicides. Food production, packaging, and waste all impact the environment. Sustainable perspectives of food may also connect with morality, ethics, and spirituality. Of course, issues of labor and culture surface as well. Individual practices and social structures all come into how we feed ourselves. 

Whether you take the perspective of a researcher, digging into interviews about food or analyzing food policies, for example, OR an artist who creates food-related sculptures or performance pieces, for example, OR a practitioner, helping local community members start gardens or cook with the veggies in their CSAs, for example, we’d love to hear what you know about how best to communicate for sustainable food. 

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Special Issue Education and Socio-environmental Justice in the Pluriverse / Journal Globalizations

Editors: Paola Minoia, University of Helsinki/Università di Torino & José Castro-Sotomayor, California State University Channel Islands

IECA member and graduate student at the the University of Minnesota Elja Roy has released her new film, "Musical Mangrove." The documentary is a story about a transnational ecomusical movement to save the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, shared between India and Bangladesh. The film u

Current Job Postings

PhD Position: Analysis of Images and Videos on Climate Change - Language and Communication Center, Université catholique de Louvain
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