New professional association launch team needs volunteers

Colleagues:  At next week’s National Communication Association convention in San Francisco CA, we are holding a forum to discuss the launch of a new international professional association dedicated to environmental communication ( ).  We’ve established a timeline for implementation by mid-year 2011.

We are looking for volunteers to help with four working groups that will lead the launch effort:

*Financial (incorporation, revenue sources, seed money)

*Organizational (finalizing name, mission statement, organizational structure and by-laws)

*Membership/outreach (disseminating information about the new association to academic and non-academic audiences around the world; finding ways to maximize value of the new association)

*Web site/elections (establishing a web home and identity; setting up and conducting electronic elections in Spring 2011)

If you are interested in helping with any of these working groups, and especially in chairing or co-chairing one of the groups, please contact me at  The working groups will begin their efforts in the next few weeks.

Exciting times ahead for environmental communication!

About Steve Depoe

Professor, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati, USA Editor, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture (
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