The subject of this issue’s In Conversation interview, Nancy Sutley –the chief sustainability and economic development officer at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power–fills out our questionnaire, picks walking as her favorite mode of transportation, and reminds us to be kind to the Earth.
The perfect city would have
Lots of green buildings, solar panels and graywater systems.
One technology on the horizon that can change the world
Your topic if you were asked to give a TED Talk
The Water-Energy Nexus.
The next big idea will come from
LaKretz Innovation Campus.
Building you would save if the world was going to end
LA City Hall.
A century from now humanity will
Travel through teleportation.
One book everyone should read
The Power Broker by Robert Caro.
Most memorable mentor or teacher
Harshest criticism you’ve ever received
Favorite mode of transportation
Wasteful habit you’re trying to kick
Taking the elevator or indulging in junk food.
Most fulfilling hobby
Traveling or reading.
Most memorable hometown haunt
Little Neck Bay, Queens, NY.
Greatest professional pet peeve
Industry jargon you would banish
Business as usual.
A current event we should follow more closely
Environmental come-to-Jesus moment
Most compelling argument for environmental stewardship
It’s about us.
Way to make the environment a non-partisan issue
Talk about grandkids.
Your personal definition of sustainability
Leaving the earth a better place.
What you’d pitch to President Obama if you had 30 seconds
Retirement in Los Angeles.
What you’d tell the green movement if it was your child
Grow forth and multiply; start now!
The boldest idea in sustainable design
LA River Plan.
Most impactful experience in nature
Sleepaway camp in the Catskills.
Most meaningful project you’ve completed
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
One question industry professionals should always be asking themselves
How will this impact the underserved? OR Is this the right thing to do at this time?
The thought or idea that centers you
Everyday is an opportunity to make the world better.
Social media—helping or hurting
Most resonant documentary
Still An Inconvenient Truth.
Most common green myth
It’s not easy being green.
Explain “green” to a kindergartner
Be kind to the earth.
Download the PDF of In Conversation: Nancy Sutley and On the Spot pieces here.