The WELU is a creative zine that serves as a companion piece to PIELC. The next edition will be published concurrently with PIELC in March 2023. The theme for the upcoming PIELC is “Reconnecting and Transitioning Together,” and the 2023 edition of the WELU aligns with this theme.

The 2023 edition of the WELU is available now! 

Print versions will be distributed Friday and Saturday at PIELC. An electronic version is available by clicking on the image below.

Going forward, submissions for the 2024 WELU will be accepted on a rolling basis!

Please feel free to share commentary, reflections, artwork, and any other creative or written contributions with us for a chance to be featured in the next edition.

Direct questions and submissions to and

About the WELU

The WELU is a creative publication that is curated, edited, and published by members of Land Air Water. The mission of the WELU is to generate a platform for artistic expression and commentary on contemporary environmental and social issues, with an emphasis on environmental justice.

The WELU encompasses a variety of tones — from academic to conversational. The primary goal of the WELU is to provide space for aspiring illustrators, poets, journalists, photographers, scientists, storytellers, students, community members, and the like to give their vital perspectives on topics relevant to PIELC. 

With this goal in mind, we welcome pieces that capture what it is like to live in today’s environmental and social paradigm. The WELU is a way to amplify voices and talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and encourage an ongoing dialogue about these important subjects. This would be impossible without our contributors, and we hope you will consider sharing your thoughts and experiences in any way that feels right to you.