The Secretary-General of the WEEC is Mario Salomone. Mario Salomone has a master degree in Theoretical Philosophy. He is an environmental sociologist, university professor at the Universities of Bergamo, Milano (IULM and Bicocca) and Torino, journalist, lecturer in hundreds of conferences, author or co-author of handbooks, papers and book chapters on environmental education, environmental communication, ecological economics and other environmental issues, and writer of novels and tales.
Mario Salomone has also an important role at national and international level in the field of environmental communication as President of the Italian Federation of Environmental Media (FIMA) and founding member of the IECA (International Environmental Communication Association).

Memberships and Scientific Committees
Scientific committee of MASP Master at University of Torino (Italy).
International Sociological Association (ISA, RC 24 and 26).
European Sociological Association (ESA).
Associazione Italiana di Sociologia (AIS) – Sezione Territorio (Italy).
Associazione Italiana per gli studi sulla Qualità della Vita (AIQUAV) (Italy).
MAHB (Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, Stanford University- USA).
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA).
Scientific Committee of Centro di Etica Ambientale – Bergamo (Italy).
National UNESCO Scientific Committee of United Nations Decades of Education for Sustainable Development (UN-DESD 2005-2014) (Italy).
Scientific Committee of the Declaration on Education for Sustainable Development (DESS) (Italy).
Board of Aurelio Peccei Foundation (Italian section of Club of Rome).
International Task Force on Education for Sustainable Consumption – UN Marrakesh Process.