Once again I will be offering an online introductory course on environmental communication through the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). Environmental Communication: Research into Practice will run for 10 weeks from September 15 to November 21. Continue reading
In about a month I will begin teaching a new course on environmental communication through the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). Here is the course description:
Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice
Online course: June 9 to July 17, 2014
Like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, we act as if nothing needs to change as we lose limb after limb.
Kulturträger column originally published in Alternatives Journal Vol.37, No.6, 2011.
IT SEEMS CRAZY to me how often environmentalists try to dissuade people from ravaging the planet by appealing to their self-interest. Do you know what I mean? Don’t pollute because you’ll be poisoned; think of the money you’ll save by not driving your car; protect the rainforest for it might contain a cure for cancer. Environmental discourse is rife with arguments based strictly on narrow individual and collective human welfare.
There is more than one way to reach paradise. Continue reading
Mark S. Meisner “Resourcist Language: The Symbolic Enslavement of Nature,” in Proceedings of the Conference on Communication and Our Environment, eds. David Sachsman, Kandice Salomone and Susan Seneca, pp.236-243, Chattanooga: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1997. Continue reading