The League of Women Voters’ January “Lunch with a Leader” will feature Tom Ribe at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Mesa Public Library.
The monthly lunch meeting is open to the public.
Ribe is a native of Los Alamos, raised by longtime League of Women Voters activist Mally Ribe who was very active in the Los Alamos League until she and Fred Ribe moved to Seattle in 1978.
Ribeis knowledgeable on natural resource issues relating to the Four Corners area. He worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1992 to 1997 in the Environmental Restoration program.
Ribe authored “Inferno by Committee, A History of the Cerro Grande Fire” and lives in Santa Fe where he writes, works in venture capital, the tourism industry, and as executive director of Caldera Action, a group focused on the preservation of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
Ribe has an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Oregon and has written extensively on energy, public lands and wildfire.
His “Lunch with a Leader” talk will overview Los Alamos’ power sources, and urge an update of the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change.
He is sheduled to discuss the status of the Los Alamos power supply and why he believes it is vulnerable and unreliable and should be produced in Los Alamos, using a combination of energy conservation, green power, and natural gas power. Ribe also will talk about the Valles Caldera and answer questions from the audience.
Contact Karyl Ann Armbruster by 7 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 8, at 661-6605 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order a $10 lunch from the Co-op. The lunch includes many choices of a whole sandwich or 1/2 sandwich with soup or salad, chips and a cookie. Community members are welcome to attend Ribe’s talk without ordering lunch.