Member News

Here is the latest from our members. This is where you can find (and members can share) news from IECA members about their new books, articles, awards, exhibitions, appointments, etc.

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Pietari Kääpä publishes Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas

April 27, 2014

Apologies for any cross-posting


New book publication announcement:


PIETARI KÄÄPÄ (University of Stirling)

A Fierce Green Fire broadcast premiere on American Masters

April 14, 2014

"A Fierce Green Fire" national broadcast premiere Earth Day 4/22 at 9pm on PBS series "American Masters"

Hues of Green Documentary the focus of Helen Hughes' new book

March 20, 2014

IECA member Helen Hughes has a new book coming out in April. Green Documentary: Contemplation, Irony, Argument is being published by Intellect. Here is the description:

PBS Newshour uses IECA member Juliet Pinto's documentary for eight-minute piece

March 20, 2014

PBS Newshour broadcast an eight-minute segment using IECA member Juliet Pinto's documentary, "South Florida's Rising Seas," on March 19, 2014. The piece was pegged to the White House's Climate Data initiative.

The segment is available here:



Deserai Crow and Maxwell Boykoff publish new book Culture, Politics and Climate Change

February 27, 2014

IECA founding members Deserai Crow and Maxwell Boykoff from the University of Colorado have published Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes our Common Future, an anthology stemming from a conference they hosted in 2012. Several other IECA members have contributed to the book, including Edward Maibach, Bruno Takahashi, Mark Meisner and Alison Anderson.

Pietari Kääpä edits Ecomedia Audiences - a special issue of Interactions: Studies in Communications and Culture

February 23, 2014

Pietari Kääpä has edited a special issue of Interactions: Studies in Communications and Cultures with the theme of Ecocinema Audiences.

Kevin Deluca organizes Art and Pollution Living Gallery

February 19, 2014

In response to the Utah smog problem, Kevin Deluca and his graduate student Betsy Brunner organized an international art studio/gallery on air pollution at the U of Utah.  

It has gone exceedingly well.  The media really love it, with over 12 stories and a McKibben tweet.  See below for a few.  This might be an idea for other regional issues.

Here is the latest article on our project-- Sunday Arts section of the SL Tribune.

Fadia Hasan's BGreen Conference energizes Bangladeshi Youth

February 10, 2014

In January the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh hosted IECA member Fadia Hasan's BGreen conference for Bangladeshi youth. The conference connected approximately 120 dynamic Bangladeshi youth with innovative professionals, programs and methods in an organized platform on issues of localized environmental and climate change challenges. Sharing the same platform, young citizens, academics and professionals participated in discussions, critically contemplated challenges, and worked to develop effective solutions collectively.

Juliet Pinto co-produces "South Florida's Rising Seas" documentary

January 11, 2014

IECA member Juliet Pinto and her colleague Kate MacMillin recently completed a documentary about rising sea level and its effects in Florida. Entitled "South Florida's Rising Seas," it explores the challenges that region will face in the coming decades when sea levels rise a predicted nine inches.

Richard Besel and Jnan Blau publish Performance on Behalf of the Environment book

November 30, 2013

Performance on Behalf of the Environment is a collection of essays from a diverse group of scholars that explore critically the strengths, limitations, and processes of what can be termed environmental performances.

Environmental Visual Communication program to hold gala in Toronto

October 21, 2013

Fleming College's Environmental Visual Communication program (an IECA organizational member) will hold a gala October 29 in Toronto: Torrent2013: [un]natural interruption.

Adrian J. Ivakhiv publishes Ecologies of the Moving Image book

October 11, 2013

Moving images take us on mental and emotional journeys, over the course of which we and our worlds undergo change. This is the premise of Ecologies of the Moving Image, which accounts for the ways cinematic moving images move viewers in ways that reshape our understanding of ourselves, of life, and of the Earth and universe. This book presents an ecophilosophy of the cinema: an account of the moving image in relation to its lived ecologies—the material, social, and perceptual relations within which movies are produced, consumed, and incorporated into cultural life.

Anne Marie Todd publishes Communicating Environmental Patriotism book

September 30, 2013

This book is the first to explore the history of environmental patriotism in America through the intriguing stories of environmental patriots and the rhetoric of their speeches and propaganda....

Chris Russill edits "Earth Observing Media" issue of CJC

September 30, 2013

Chris Russill recently guest edited a special issue of The Canadian Journal of Communication on the topic of "Earth Observing Media."

Amanda Katili Niode receives Rockefeller Foundation Award

September 28, 2013

Amanda Katili Niode recently received a prestigious award from the Rockefeller Foundation. This blog post summarizes her work as a resident policy fellow on climate change communication at the RF's Bellagio Center in Italy.