About this website

ecomedialiteracy.org offers free, open ecomedia literacy resources for educators, including:

  • Lesson plans and learning activities
  • Media examples for analysis
  • Curated web links for ecomedia research
  • Resources on the field of ecomedia studies
  • Examples of student work
  • Other teaching resources

The website is designed to be used by educators and librarians who teach about or promote research combining environmental studies with environmental humanities and ecomedia studies. It can also be used in teaching science and information literacy.

The climate emergency and the collapse of ecosystems around the world has sparked increasing concern and alarm, and many educators are seeking resources to help incorporate relevant content into their courses. ecomedialiteracy.org provides educators with a centralized location for research and resources about media, technology and the environment, and helps to “green” information literacy and digital literacy resources across institutions.

ecomedialiteracy.org is curated by Antonio López, PhD. With a research focus on bridging sustainability with media literacy, he is currently one of the top global experts in the field of ecomedia literacy.  Learn more at antonio-lopez.com

This project has received generous support from the AMICAL Consortium, Frank J. Guarini School of Business’ Interdisciplinary Fund, and funds from the International Council for Media Literacy’s Marieli Rowe Innovation in Media Literacy Education Award.

This satellite image shows land surface temperatures just before a winter heat wave hit Southern California in January 2022.  Photo source: NASA

How to use this website

Start with these pages:

Resources for teaching ecomedia literacy – Search our OER database for learning activities, curriculum materials, audiovisual resources, and scientific papers and reports.

Teach ecomedia – Find websites, articles and books about teaching ecomedia literacy.

Research Ecomedia – Direct students here for their research projects.

Examples of Student Work – A curated page of student ecomedia projects.

Start with these pages:

What is Ecomedia Literacy? – An entry from the The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (Wiley, 2019).

Research Ecomedia – Find curated resources for your research projects.

Recommended Reading – A curated list of books and articles about the emerging field of ecomedia studies.

Ecomedia Studies – Journals, university programs, and associations related to ecomedia studies.

Start with these pages:

What is Ecomedia Literacy? – An entry from the The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (Wiley, 2019).

Ecomedia Studies – Journals, university programs, and associations related to ecomedia studies.

Recommended Reading – A curated list of books and articles about the emerging field of ecomedia studies.

How can I use the content?

Open education resources (OER) are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing.

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