Sister Paula Gonzalez, Ph.D., cofounded Ohio Interfaith Power and Light in 2007. Sister Paula earned her doctorate in biology at the Catholic University in Washington, DC, and was a biology professor at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 21 years. She entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1954.
Since 1972, Sister Paula has been freelancing as an environmentalist and futurist, working for more than three decades to promote sustainable living. She has given over 1800 presentations; developed audiotape courses in Earth-healing; and has written several articles and books chapters on eco-spirituality, conservation, and renewable energy.
Sister Paula founded EarthConnection, an environmental learning center where tours, internships, and environmental educational programs have been conducted. Located on the grounds of her congregation’s motherhouse, the EarthConnection Center was completed in 1995 and continues to showcase various renewable-energy technologies including daylighting, passive and active solar thermal, grid-tied photovoltaic, and geo-exchange energy systems.
Sister Paula will speak on a variety of topics related to sustainable living.