The Loyola University Center for Environmental Communication (LUCEC) is one of the few such centers in the United States that specializes in training communicators in covering environmental issues. All of our efforts are focused on spreading the word about the environmental issues facing Louisiana and beyond.
- serves students in the School of Mass Communication and Loyola's Environment Program
- hosts the Institute for Environmental Communication for citizens interested in widening their communication circle
- serves as a media resource on environmental issues
- intervenes in environmental challenges faced by businesses
- presents workshops intended to improve environmental reporting in the Caribbean region.
What is environmental communication?
"Environmental communications is communication about environmental affairs. It includes evaluation of how media cover environmental issues, the rhetoric of environmental debates and decision making, and the discourse around how to solve environmental problems. Environmental communication is all of the many forms of communication (interpersonal, group, public, organizational, mass, etc.) that intersect with the social debate about environmental issues and problems."
Mark Meisner, Ph.D., Executive Director, Intenational Environmental Communication Association