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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Many Voices, One planet: Accounting for the past and narrating sustainable futures

The 17th Conference on Communication and Environment, June 5-9, 2023, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

The 2023 Conference on Communication and Environment theme is “Many Voices, One Planet: Accounting for the Past and Narrating Sustainable Futures.” This theme offers a platform for environmental communication research, practice, arts, and activism dealing with the diversity of voices that raise concerns about our planet. Addressing questions of diversity and inclusion, the theme emphasizes the need to reconcile the many injustices of the past and present in order to move forward and create narratives about just and sustainable futures.


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Members of the IECA can subscribe to Environmental Communication at the following discounted rates:

Standard Online Journal: US$30

Standard Online + Paper Journal: US$45

Lower Income Country Online Journal: US$15

Lower Income Country Online + Paper Journal: US$30

You'll get 8 new issues per year and access to all back issues.

Join the IECA to take advantage of this great deal.

What's New at the IECA

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IECA members and friends: We now have our slate of candidates for board positions in the run-up to the Fall 2022 election. Individuals who are elected will serve four years. Candidates include (alpha by last name):

Vice-Chair: Kundai Chirindo, Silje Kristiansen, Dara Wald

Board positions: three above persons, plus Constance Gordon, Etsuko Kinefuchi, Casey Schmitt, Bruno Takahashi

Thanks to the seven candidates for agreeing to run! Please review their statements—log into the IECA web site, then go to and scroll to the bottom of the page to find them. 

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We are pleased to let you know that Katie Hunt will join IECA as new Interim ED, starting at Jan, 1st, 2023.

She will begin her transition in this position soon and wants to say “hello” to everyone with her words below. Katie is also happy to get in touch with you :-).

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28th IAICS International Conference 2023 – Call for Papers

City University of Macau, 22-25 March 2023

The 28th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies themed "Synergies in Intercultural Communication: Languages, Professions and Heritages" will be held on 22-25 March 2023 at the City University of Macau (CityU Macau).

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The University of Utah’s Department of Communication, housed in the College of Humanities, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Indigeneity, Native Studies, and Communication, effective July 1, 2023. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the intersections between Communication Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies, and also aligns with one or more of our Department’s core areas of emphasis (Critical/Cultural, Rhetoric, Digital Media, and CommSHER).

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ASLE seeks proposals for scholarly papers and panels, creative work, posters, collaborative work projects, and other forms of scholarly engagement that approach literature, cultural artifacts, infrastructures, geographies, watersheds, borderwaters, atmospheres, and oceans as methods for reclaiming the commons and instilling and motivating a politics of care in our time.  We also seek proposals exploring how the work of the environmental humanities can become more culturally and politically impactful in these ways.

Upcoming Events

Bays and Bayous Symposium - Jan 24, 2023 to Jan 25, 2023