Penn State’s Arthur W. Page Center Awards $48k In Grants for Environmental Communications

The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communications at Penn State University awarded $48,800 in research grants to 14 different projects today. Those projects that won grants include:

Brant Short (Northern Arizona University), “From Greenwashing to Social Advocacy: The Ethical Imperative in Green Branding.”

Janas Sinclair (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Barbara Miller (Elon University), “The Values Basis of Public Response to Marketplace Advocacy and Effects on Environmental Attitudes.”

Harsha Gangadharbatia and Kim Sheehan (University of Oregon), “Framing the Environmental Issue: Implications for Advocates.”

Jacob Park (Green Mountain College), “BP and the Beyond Petroleum Campaign: Ethical Organizational Environmental Communication Case Study in the Business Context.”

Joe Brewer (Cognitive Policy Works) and Tom Crompton (World Wildlife Federation, UK), “Cognitive Impacts of Environmental Communications.”

Charles T. Salmon (Michigan State University), “Examining Unintended Consequences of Environmental Social Marketing.”

Lee Ahern and Denise Bortree (Penn State University), “Changing themes in strategic environmental communications: A 30-year history of green ads in National Geographic magazine”

“We’re funding projects this year that will inform theory and practice in this growing and critically important area,” said the Center’s Associate Director Cinda Kostyak. The deadline for the next round of grant proposals is March 5, 2010.