Eco Educational Programs

Succulent Terrarium Workshop at the Eco-Center

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In this fun, hands-on workshop, you will learn all about how to design and care for succulents. We’ll discuss what succulents are, how to take care of them (it’s easy!), and how to propagate them. We will demonstrate how to build a terrarium, and you’ll get to pick out your succulents and make your very own glass orb terrarium, with plenty of design advice and hands-on help along the way. You’ll practically be a terrarium guru by the time you leave!

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Racing to Zero

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ABOUT :  Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the wordRESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents...

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LEAF Academy Summer Program

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The LEAF Academy program is for middle school kids ages 10-12 in the San Francisco Bay Area.   The teachers and staff at Presidio Hill School partnered with Matter of Trust in 2013 to offer this program at our Eco-Center, and we will be bringing the program back for Summer 2015!  LEAF at a Glance Location: Matter of Trust Eco-Center 3338 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110   2015 Dates: Session I: July 6th  – July 17th (415) 242-6041...

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Tree of Wisdom at the Eco-Center

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Volunteer mural artists Dr. Rosa Ten and Evelyne Thommassen put finishing touches on our Tree of Wisdom.  This is an interactive exhibit with inspirational quotes and areas where the public can make suggestions for solving environmental challenges.

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Sprouts Summer Camp

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2015 Sprouts Summer Camp – Register here! 5 days – Monday-Friday from 9 am- 4 pm (Extended care available 8 am-6 pm) For Rising 1st thru 5th graders Group Size 1:8 adult-to-child ratio for high caliber instruction and maximum safety Tuition: $400 per week (Mon-Fri 9-4)  *Enroll before April 1st for early bird registration $350 per week  For financial assistance please contact Jennifer Thomas at jennifer@leafacademy.org Early care 8-9AM $10/day After care 4-5PM $10/day What to...

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Permaculture Courses at the Eco-Center

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Permaculture training may just change your life. This training offers the opportunity to develop professional skills and provides valuable education to enhance your current vocation, prepare you for your next venture and give you inspiration about solutions that you can implement in your life at home. It is one of the few permaculture design trainings that match the schedule and tuition to the busy lives of urban professionals and full-time students. It is also a great way to meet and connect...

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Wrap Star Campaign

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If we can reduce the amount of plastic we use each day, we can reduce the amount of plastic that winds up in our oceans. Lots of manufacturers use WAY too much packaging for their products. Let’s band together to encourage them to rethink their packaging choices by choosing to buy products that are packaged in an environmentally friendly way.  To promote products whose packaging has been most approved by their eco-friendly customers, stores are handing out “Wrap Star” stickers for...

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Eco-Industry Apprenticeships Program

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  Matter of Trust is a strong advocate for apprenticeship programs and the importance of distinction, dignity, and recognition for excellence within sectors and vocations.  Many of the programs that we work with involve manufacturing, stockpiles of materials, packaging, and logistics. We have seen sectors like the textile trade dwindle before our eyes in the US.  The shining stories of artisans and craft and maker fairs are where many turn for examples of ingenuity and fine handiwork...

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Matter of Trust Eco-Center

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Matter of Trust is very excited to now have an Eco-Center in San Francisco! Matter Of Trust Eco-Center 3338 17th Street San Francisco  CA  94110 USA We’re at the corner of 17th Street and Hoff Street between Valencia and Mission.  It’s a wonderful, vibrant neighborhood with a mix of cultures, long-time San Francisco established and new trendy shops and restaurants as well as homes and apartments. The center is a visually stimulating hub for visitors, field trips, after...

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Peace of Mind Kits

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Peace of Mind Kits are our ecological compliment to the “Disaster Kit.” They provide positive lifestyle ideas and outside-the-box plans that provide comfort even in times of crisis. We also are making kits and lesson plans for teachers who want to use our Peace of Mind kits as part of science experiments.

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Green Energy Millions (GEM) Campaign

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  Our Green Energy Millions (GEMs) campaign is a connection between our current lifestyles and our earth. We’ve gathered bite-size, quick, inexpensive commitments that every individual can do. Join us and make your GEMs here today for a brighter, greener future! This is a great activity for students and teachers!

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Nats, Philos, Fools, and Funds

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Naturalists, Philosophers, Foolshearty Grassroots Projects and Funders’ Roundtables, hosted by Matter of Trust.  We invite experts with answers to particular challenges, and bring them to the table with funders and green business entrepreneurs to discuss how best to concentrate our resources for maximum benefits. We review current and new projects, proposals from grassroots groups seeking fiscal sponsorship, and foundations, government staffers, socially conscious businesses,  or large...

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What You Can Do.org

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Did you ever hear a stirring story about a distressing social issue or ecological problem that made you feel like you desperately wanted to do something, but you just didn’t know what to do? Challenges are presented to us every day on the web and in the news, and yet so often at the end of these articles, reports or documentaries our impulses to help are simply met with a phrase like “write your congressman.” That seems unsatisfying to us at Matter of Trust. We know that...

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Good Karma Exchange

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A new component of our Nats, Philos and Fools Conference, and part of our fund-raising section, this was developed for all Excess Access donors and other visitors to our sites who,  bitten by the philanthropy bug, wanted to connect more with good works. We are also continually researching grassroots nonprofits and projects that post wishlists on Excess Access. When possible, we fiscally sponsor beneficial programs that request our assistance.

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