Inyenyeri Rwanda Clean Stove partnership

Posted on Friday, May 19th, 2017

Matter of Trust has partnered with Inyenyeri, a fuel-utility company that provides clean cookstoves in Rwanda. Clean stove technology is an urgent environmental challenge. Every year, more than four million people around the world die of causes related to indoor air pollution and burns – the result of cooking over open fires using wood or […]

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Clean Wave – Donate Hair, Fur, Fleece

Posted on Sunday, August 21st, 2016

See our FAQ Page for How to donate hair/fur/fleece! 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 recycle waste fibers: clippings of hair from salons, fur from pet groomers, etc.  We produce felted hair mats for […]

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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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Composting of Pharmaceuticals in human and animal waste

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The benefits of composting are well known, but what happens when pharmaceuticals enter the picture? Can material containing traces of pharmaceuticals – antibiotics in animal waste, for example – still be safely composted? And is composting a potential solution to combat pharmaceutical pollution? Matter of Trust is the fiscal sponsor for an Andersen Lab […]

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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 Berkeley 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

2015- Present 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 […]

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Algae Blooms Used Biofuels 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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