Astroturfing and Greenwashing

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Date: 10 October 2019
Venue: 1B1, City campus at Bower Ashton
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Time: 13:00-14:00

Greenwashing and the use of Coroporate Social Responsibility to cover up what companies are actually doing is an issue of increasing concern in the face of urgent sustainability issues, including the climate emergency.

Cassian Sparkes-Vian, Senior lecturer in Journalism, will explore the damaging consequences of the lack of corporate transparency and honesty. She will move on to examine, compare and contrast the impact of campaign movements by the powerful and the grassroots. A lecture in the module 'Activism and the media in Journalism', this will a fascinating talk of general interest to all students and staff. To register please email Vicki at

Cost: free
Contact: Vicki Harris
Telephone: +44 (0)7985 982294

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