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

Pre-registration is now open for the September 2022 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.


Call for Submissions

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.


What's New at the IECA

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A conversation about sustainability with Margot McMahon, artist and sculpturist.

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A conversation about sustainability with Dr. Ray Mahar, Centre for Policy Futures, The University of Queensland.

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Monday, May 16, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm PST on Zoom

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We are pleased to send you the link to the program of the ICA preconference "Other than Human World: emerging vegetal communication in the public space", which will take place on May 25, 2022, in Aix-en-Provence, at "Le Cube" (Aix Marseille University).

website of the preconference:

Please, do not hesitate to spread this information in your networks.

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IECA Board News

Happy Easter everyone!

While everyone expected 2022 to be much more positive and stress-free, we learn that we're still in the "Roaring 20ies", challenged by crises, war and risks.

However, "April showers bring May flowers" and at least in the northern hemisphere it's spring - and in the spirit of a "new beginning", we want to introduce our new "newsletter" format for "news from the board". 

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Current Job Postings

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

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