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

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Online Course

Registration is now open for the September 2019 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.



Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication

June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

We are excited to have you join us for the The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) on the Point Grey headland, surrounded by forest and ocean, with views of the Coast Mountains, all of which is part of the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All are welcome.

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What's New at the IECA

Lauren Cagle's picture

The Kentucky Geological Survey seeks applications for a position emphasizing geoscience communication, outreach, policy support, and economics within the context of our state mandated mission and our internal vision to be the primary source of geoscience information for and about Kentucky. We are looking for someone who will, in addition to excelling at day-to-day communications and outreach responsibilities at the survey, develop an active and collaborative research program on geoscience communication; the use of geoscience information for policy, planning, or engineering decision support and risk minimization; and/or the economic value of publicly available geoscience information.

The position requires:

A PhD in a relevant field and at least three years of professional experience.

Demonstrated ability to (1) perform publishable research leading to papers in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at major scientific conferences, (2) collaborate towards common goals as part of a diverse high performance team, (3) prepare complex proposals and budgets for scientific or engineering projects, and (4) perform general office work in support of KGS research and outreach objectives (this may include occasional lifting of 50 lb or more and occasional overnight travel).

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Hello colleagues,

A few years ago I signed on to the Climate Reality Project (CRP), an initiative that former Vice President Al Gore founded in 2006.  The featured program of the CRP is the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, an effort to train people to be climate change/crisis communicators and educators.  Since 2006, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps program has conducted 41 training workshops involving 19,000 people.  The first training took place on Gore's Tennessee farm with about 40 participants.  I just participated in the 41st training in Brisbane, Australia - one of 800 participants.

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IECA colleagues: I am sad to report that will not be able to attend COCE 2019 in Vancouver next week due to a family emergency at home. Congratulations in advance to the IECA board, conference committee chair Geo Takach, and Executive Director Mark Meisner for hosting what looks to be a marvelous conference. I will be participating remotely in my Wednesday session, chaired by Jill Hopke, on teaching innovation.

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MeCCSA 2020, University of Brighton

Conference Theme – Media Interactions and Environments

We invite you to submit abstracts, panel proposals and practice-based contributions for the next Annual MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) Conference, to be held from 8-10 January 2020 at the University of Brighton, UK. The theme of the MeCCSA 2020 conference is Media Interactions and Environments.

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