Press Release – Matter of Trust Announces Opening of New Eco-Center

July 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA – Matter of Trust Eco-Center opens its doors at 3338 17th Street (near Valencia) in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District.  A 501(c)3 ecological public charity since 1998, Matter Of Trust is expanding its online / fieldwork presence and now providing a beautiful neighborhood space for delivering programs on renewable resources, manmade surplus, naturally abundant materials and eco-education. For its 15th anniversary, Matter of Trust created a hub for...

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Press Release – You Shampoo Because Hair Collects Oil

April 24, 2010 YOU SHAMPOO BECAUSE YOUR HAIR COLLECTS OIL… AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR OIL SPILLS SAN FRANCISCO… Matter of Trust, an ecological public charity, is helping to revolutionize and green oil spill cleanup through innovative thinking that promotes environmental sustainability.  And you might already be a part of this program every time you get your hair cut.  Thousands of salons, pet groomers, fleece and wool farmers (alpaca, llama, sheep, goat…) are signed up to donate waste...

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Press Release – First Hair, Then Fungus, Now Worms… Gross! Cool!

AUGUST 19, 2008 FIRST HAIR, THEN FUNGUS, AND NOW WORMS! IF IT’S GROSS, WE’RE ALL FOR IT! SAN FRANCISCO – Matter of Trust is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for a new oil spill remediation project in the Presidio. Cleaning up oil still means you have the bags of waste that you’ve removed from the spill site. Conventionally all of this should be incinerated. But there may be other solutions. Thomas Azwell, who is with Norman Terry’s lab at UC Berkeley, is researching thermophyllic...

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Press Release – Oily Hair Mat and Mushroom Lasagna

DECEMBER 19, 2007 OILY HAIR MAT AND MUSHROOM LASAGNA ANYONE? SAN FRANCISCO (December 20, 2007) – A press conference will be held at 12 PM at the Presidio of San Francisco on Friday, December 21, 2007. It will highlight a unique research project testing the use of mushrooms to remediate oil spill pads made from human hair soaked in bunker fuel such as was leaked in the Cusco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay. The press conference will take place at the scenic Presidio compost yard,...

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Press Release – SF Cosco Busan Oil Spill

November 12, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA IS REVOLUTIONIZING AND GREENING OIL SPILL CLEAN UP Concerned citizens pour out on to San Francisco beaches to clean Cosco Busan oil spill SAN FRANCISCO, CA…. Over 500 concerned citizens came out to Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Sunday 11/11/07 to encourage government agencies to hire more professional toxic clean up crews. It’s important that the public doesn’t go out and touch this bunker fuel with their bare hands. “Where there are no...

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