GMP presents March 4 discussion on energy and stewardship

17 February 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. – Dr. Rebekah Thomas of the College of St. Joseph will lead an informative discussion about energy, where it comes from, where it goes, and whether we will run out.  The free talk, Planet Before Profits:  Stewardship is the Next Great Human Enterprise, will be on Tuesday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m. at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchant’s Row in Rutland.
"Global warming, climate change, carbon footprints, what does it all mean and who is to blame?  It doesn't matter,” said Dr. Thomas. “The fact is, this planet has limited ability to power life as we know it.  We are the only species that is capable of understanding that and acting accordingly.”
Dr. Thomas is the Associate Professor of Science at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland.  Although tasked with starting a science program, she also enjoys teaching non-science majors and promoting science literacy. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
The monthly College Connections series was created as part of a recent agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  The talks are given by faculty from each of the Rutland County colleges, and explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns, and the psychology of energy use.
In addition to the College of St. Joseph, the other participating colleges are Green Mountain College, Community College of Vermont and Castleton State College.
 About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com), the Solar Electric Power Association’s 2013 Utility of the Year, generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small company in America.   

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