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 October 2021 for the January 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.

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Re-MEDIAting the Wild

The 16th Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) “as you’ve never seen it before”

June 21-24, 2021, online everywhere

The International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will hold the 16th Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) online everywhere in June 2021. This conference will mark IECA's 10th anniversary. As always, we will bring together artists, practitioners, scholars, students and engaged citizens from around the world to discuss the state of communication related to environmental affairs. We consider Indigenous perspectives to be central to this topic and therefore especially encourage the participation of Indigenous People.

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What's New at the IECA

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As IECA educator fellows, Michaeleen Gallagher and Maggie Siebert wanted to discuss from a practitioner’s perspective projects that are educational in nature, and have resounding impacts on their respective local environments.  Both projects bring research to the public in an applied, active manner, that expose students and community members to environment focused projects and engage the public to become active participants and passionate change makers. 

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IECA member Andrea Catellani of the Catholic University of Louvain and colleague Céline Pascual Espuny of the University of Aix-Marseille have co-edited a special issue of the journal Revue Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication. The issue's theme is "Environnement, nature et communication à l'ère de l'anthropocène" (Environment, Nature and Communication in the Anthropocene Era).

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This PhD scholarship is an important part of an Australian Research Council funded project conducted by Professor Brett Hutchins (Professor of Media and Communications Studies and Head of the School of Media, Film & Journalism at Monash University), Professor Libby Lester (Director of the Institute for Social Change and Professor of Media at the University of Tasmania) and Professor Toby Miller (Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at Murdoch University).

The successful applicant will join this outstanding international research team and contribute to the overall project, which investigates the popular communication of environmental messages and polices. The successful applicant will join the research team and contribute to the wider project by undertaking their own distinct PhD project.

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Dear Env Comm Colleagues: You are invited to contribute a scholarly essay on the topic “Communication in Defense of Nonhuman Animals During an Extinction and Climate Crisis,” to the 2022 special issue we are editing for the open-access international journal Journalism and Media (ISSN 2673-5172) (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/journalmedia).

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