International Paper awards Sci-Port grant for 'EcoTech Minute' on Red River Radio
Published Monday, January 18, 2010 5:00 pm

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center recently received a $2,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation in support of the Eco Tech Minute, a weekly segment airing Wednesdays at 7:33 a.m. on Red River Radio (KDAQ 89.9 FM).

The Eco Tech Minute is a joint initiative of Sci-Port and the International Paper Foundation to educate the public on environmental innovations and sustainability. Topics are developed by Lou Papai, Sci-Port's Director of Public Programs, in coordination with Amy Hood, International Paper's GIS Analyst. The segments are voiced by Eric Gipson, Sci-Port's Public Relations Manager.

Sustainability involves humans and the natural world; it is the idea that a responsible use of natural resources warrants the potential for humans to engage in a long-term continuance of wellbeing. Recent Eco Tech Minute topics have included: the significance of forestry to Louisiana's economy; new sources for ethanol production; and new methods for converting excess heat into electricity.

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs about 56,000 people in more than 20 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2009 net sales were more than $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, a Space Center and Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX Dome Theatre, demonstration theater, daily changing programs, gift shop and cafe. Sci-Port is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For general information call (318) 424-3466, toll free (877) 724-7678 or see


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