Clean Wave – Donate Hair, Fur, Fleece

Posted on Sunday, August 21st, 2016

You shampoo because hair collects oil!  Hair, fur, fleece clippings, and feathers soak up oils from the skin, air pollution, ocean oil spills… Matter of Trust established the Clean Wave program to collect hair clippings and other waste fiber donations.  We produce hair mats and “booms” (sausage shape), and coordinate with large-scale public efforts to clean contaminated […]

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Solar + Storage for Resilience

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

There are over 6,000 photovoltaic systems installed on homes and businesses throughout San Francisco that will, for safety reasons, stop generating power when grid power is lost during an earthquake or storm event. Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor for a project by the San Francisco Department of the Environment that is exploring how […]

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Thermophilic Composting of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The goal of this project is to establish a Bay Area resource for evaluating the effectiveness of composting on the decay of pharmaceutical and other potentially toxic organic compounds, and facilitate the widespread use of compost as a safe solution to the greenhouse gas crisis. Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor for this Andersen […]

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San Francisco Urban Carbon Farming Project

Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The San Francisco  Urban Carbon Farming Project will take state-of-the-art science and protocol for measuring the carbon sequestration effects of utilizing compost as a soil amendment and from this, develop and deploy an experimental protocol suited uniquely to urban garden and urban park environments. These experiments will be conducted in partnership with two (2) garden […]

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The Global Compost Project

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 2014

In 2014, Matter of Trust partnered with Marin Carbon Project (John Wick), The Carbon Cycle Institute (Dr. Jeffrey Creque), UC Berkely Dr. Whendee Silver’s Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories (Dr. Gary Anderson), and many other organizations and waste diversion experts to establish the Global Compost Project.  Visit for resources, partners, pledges and more. Our Goal is an […]

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Green City Maps

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Come visit the Eco-Center to see our Eco-Maps Exhibit. Learn ways to eat local and connect with the farmers who produce our food. We have a map of all the Farmers Markets in the city, with information about hours and featured items at each location. We are also developing an app to connect people to […]

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Heart of the City Farmers Market

Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor of Heart of the City Farmers Market (HCFM).  Grants help to keep stall fees 50% lower than neighboring markets which in turn reduces food prices and makes it affordable for low-income customers.  CalFresh participants spend over $250,000 annually at HCFM, which is over 65% of all EBT purchases […]

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Urban Gardening

Posted on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

At the Matter of Trust Eco-Center in San Francisco, CA we have created a fun urban planters exhibit and offer innovative field trips encouraging nature in the city.  Using small footprint vertical gardens, aquaponic systems, and raised bed planters on balconies and rooftops, cities can grow vegetables and improve their quality of life.  Greenery provides […]

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Fog Collector

Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Standard Fog Collectors (SFCs) are environmental testing devices used to determine if a given location is suitable for fog water collection. This design is based on the 1994 Journal of Applied Meteorology #33, by Schemenauer and Cereceda. The design has been further refined by members of the charity Fog collectors require open space and direct contact with dense […]

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Algae Blooms Used Biodiesel Production Feasibility Study

Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Since 2006, Matter of Trust has been the coordinator of this long-term research project studying the benefits of collecting the suffocating algae blooms and using the lipids they contain for biodiesel. We are currently working with Randall von Wedel, PhD BioSolar Group, Thomas Azwell  UC Berkeley and Stacy Jurich from Toledo Ohio on the algae blooms […]

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