The Texas Tech faithful know the end of any athletic event or commencement ceremony will involve the singing of the alma mater. In just the third line of the Matador Song, the choir of novices sings, “Bear our banners, far and wide.” This spirit of adventure is ingrained in the Red Raider spirit, and it is something to be celebrated within the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Strong winds, flowing water, sun rays, earth’s warmth, and products of the earth, all sources of energy that propose a seemingly perfect solution to so many problems, but at what cost? Renewable energy sources can be pushed as the possible answer to greenhouse gas emissions, but what price is being paid for this reduction?