User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

How Green is Louisiana? (2011)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-30

Duration: 00:56:52

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Environment | Energy | Energy conservation | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Clean energy industries | Renewable energy | RECYCLING


  • Goidel, Kirby Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Holloway, Sallye Interviewee
  • Terrell, Dek Interviewee
  • Dismukes, David Interviewee
  • Knotts, Christopher Interviewee
  • Hoffman, Bruce Interviewee
  • Nixon, Brenda Interviewee
  • Gomes, Glen Speaker
  • Dunn, Wanda Speaker
  • Shivers, Paul Speaker
  • Soliman, Marcelle Speaker
  • Upton, Jackie Speaker
  • Tramontozzi, Erin Speaker
  • Kulaw, Dannielle Speaker
  • Jacobsen, Robert Speaker
  • Wetzel, Karen Speaker
  • Stewart, Lauren Speaker
  • Mullen, Doris Speaker
  • Toural, Joy Speaker
  • Kemper, Ann Speaker
  • Stevens, Charles Speaker
  • Moret, Stephen Panelist
  • Macha, Jordan Panelist
  • Schmidt, Chris Panelist
  • Curtis, Donna Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from March 30, 2011, features Kirby Goidel leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on Louisiana’s status as a green state. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Sallye Holloway, a homeowner in Alexandria; Dek Terrell of the LSU Division of Economic Development; David Dismukes of the LSU Center for Energy Studies; Christopher Knotts of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Bruce Hoffman of the Louisiana chapter of the United States Green Building Council; and Brenda Nixon, an environmental educator. The audience members then discuss: what being green means to them; their willingness to pay more for green products; their personal responsibility in conserving resources; and the government’s responsibility in conserving resources. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: Secretary Stephen Moret of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development; Jordan Macha of the Delta chapter of the Sierra Club; Chris Schmidt, a project manager for the “Going Green” survey for the LSU Division of Economic Development; and Donna Curtis, the executive director of Shreveport Green. They discuss: how well Louisiana is doing with being green; creating clean energy jobs; the role of environmental professionals in decision-making; the impact of renewable energy on state revenue; the future of green jobs; renewable energy sources; the lack of curbside recycling in Louisiana; the cultural shift towards being more environmentally conscious; and the need to improve public transportation.