College of St. Joseph associate professor Dr. Rebekah Thomas will lead a 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,” is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 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,” Thomas said. “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,” Thomas said.
Thomas 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.