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Archive for December, 2013

Merry Christmas to All

Allison-Regnier-Nativity2It’s Christmas time, and here at Green Trust, that means remembering the birth of our Christ, and giving thanks to him for providing for our salvation and eternal life. As we gather with friends and family, enjoy the good times and the great food, don’t forget who made it all possible.

Matthew 1:18-25 (New International Version)

18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” 24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


Free “J.I. Rodale’s Organic Farming and Gardening”

OG1942firstissueSee where it all started back in 1942. Enjoy this free download of J.I. Rodale’s first issue of Organic Farming and Gardening. Some people are just ahead of their time.


A&E Suspends Phil Robertson, Support Duck Commander!

philrobertsonA&E suspended Phil Robertson of Duck Commander / Duck Dynasty fame for giving his opinion of homosexuality in a GQ interview. We support Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, and Phil Robertson / Duck Commander. We are boycotting A&E shows and advertisers, and are supporting Duck Commander directly. and ask our friends to do so as well! If you don’t support his opinion, at least support his right to have one!

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Engineering in Sustainable Human Development

In the next two decades, almost two billion additional people are expected to populate the Earth, 95% in developing or underdeveloped countries. This growth will create unprecedented demands for energy, food, water, transportation, waste disposal, and infrastructure. The role of engineers will be critical in fulfilling these demands but today’s engineers lack the skills and tools to address the problems that people in low income areas face.

Login to the 2013 Knovel Virtual Conference to watch Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities on demand. In this session, Bernard Amadei, PhD, NAE, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder and Founding President of Engineers Without Borders, will discuss the gap between today’s technological advances and the needs of the world’s majority. He’ll share how engineering for the developing world presents different challenges and requires a new way of thinking and approaching technical and non-technical issues.

Watch a snippet of the session below or login to the virtual conference to watch the full session on demand and get access to additional webinars and content.

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Who should attend? Engineers who want to start the new year with a resolution to be more socially responsible by improving the livelihood of communities around the world through engineering and contributing to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world.