cover fall 2013FEATURES

A Greener UMBC?
– By Richard Byrne ’86
When UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in 2007, he took the first step to put UMBC on the path to a more sustainable future.
Read – A Greener UMBC?
Read – Zip and Volt
Read – Raising the Roof
Read – Passing the Sniff Test

Finding a Green Future
– By Richard Byrne ’86 and Joel N. Shurkin
UMBC scholars and artists are laying the foundation for a more sustainable world right here at home.
Read – Finding a Green Future
Read – Beyond Definition
Read – Earth Tones
Read – Plotting a New Course
Read – Seeds and Synergies
Read – The Long View

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

– TO YOU

– UP ON THE ROOF

– THE NEWS

– AT PLAY

– DISCOVERY

ALUMNI PROFILES

– HOW TO Sew (a Flag) and Tell (a Great American Story): Kristin Schenning ’15, Mimi Dietrich ’70, and Vicki Greisman ’13

– BACK STORY: One of the challenges in creating a greener planet is to carefully consider both the costs and benefits of different sustainability initiatives. Virginia McConnell, a professor of economics and co-chair of UMBC’s Climate Change Task Force, is an expert on assessing the effects of policy decisions to improve the environment, and she finds that outcomes – such as those with electric cars – are not always what you would expect.

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