The Eco Center Exhibits provides information on current Matter of Trust projects and can broadly be divided into three areas:

  1.  Manmade Surplus

Programs balancing surplus with needs

  1.  Naturally Abundant Renewable Resources

Programs celebrating how nature is abundant and always in balance

  1. Eco-educational programs at the Eco-Center:

Informational – Visitors that come in on average 15 minutes or less (browse the gift shop, tour the exhibits, grab our flyers or partner pamphlets) eco-influence is varied and harder to trace.

Educational – Stays over an hour during a field trip, class, lecture, panel, roundtable, B’Earthday party… provide participants with eco-literacy terms and being able to describe these programs and goals in your own words.

Transformational – inspirational eco-education (through programs, projects, summer camps, courses, green jobs, campaigns, mobilizations…) that promotes:

– small, personal eco-habit changes that accumulate over a lifetime

– trend setters to be eco-examples that ultimately create societal shift

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Exhibits in the Matter of Trust Eco Center


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Excess Access

Learn more and register for Excess Access, a free program that sorts and matches man-made surplus with those who need it. Come visit the Eco Center and learn to post a wish and/or an item you want to give away.

Visit Excess Access Page

 

 


 

SayLoveCompost1 Global Compost Project

This exhibit serves to promote the sorting and collection of organic wastes; aid production and spreading of compost; restore healthy soils around the world and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Join the fight against global warming and pledge here to sort your green waste!

Visit Global Compost Page

 

 

 


 

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Clean Wave

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 waterways and storm drains.

Visit Clean Wave Page

 

 

 


 

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Luminalt Solar Panel

 

Stop by and charge your phone with a solar powered charging dock, donated to Matter of Trust by Luminalt.

Luminalt is a San Francisco based solar installation company.

Visit Luminalt Website

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Music Matters

Combining music education, environmental awareness, and creativity, Music Matters gives students the tools and instruction to build their own playable instruments out of reuse materials.

Visist Music Matters Page

 

 


 

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Vertical  Urban Gardens

Using space saving urban planters we have created ways to promote nature in the city.  Most of the material used to make these planters was reclaimed from thrown out furniture or pallets.

Visist Urban Garden Page

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Green House

Our greenhouse exhibit is made out of recycled water bottles donated to us by the community.

The structure currently houses seedlings and sprouts.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Grab & Do

Here we show several ways we can reuse manmade surplus and renewable resources to create useful items, gifts, works of art, and beautiful wrappings.  

Visit Grab & Do Page

 

 


 

 

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Good Karma Exchange

Check out our solar powered wishing well !  A great way to contribute if you are unable to volunteer your time.

Visit Good Karma Exchange Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Green City Maps

Explore our maps exhibit to connect yourself to local foods: farmers markets, edible school yards, nearby organic farms, community gardens, and farm-to-table restaurants.

Visit Green City Maps Page

 

 

 


 

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Green Education Program

East Bay Depot has donated school supplies for educators.

Teachers are welcome to come in and take these supplies for free.

Visit East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Website

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Joyce’s Choices

Joyce’s Choices is a large and growing collection of news articles on eco innovations that help our environment.

Visit Joyce’s Choices Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Tree of Wisdom is an interactive exhibit with inspirational quotes, and suggestions for solving environmental challenges made by the public.

Visit Wisdom Tree Page

 

 


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Come examine our aquaponics setup.

For those of you wondering “what is aquaponics?” – It is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

Visit Urban Garden Page

 

 

 

 

 

 


 wormBin1Worm Composting

Worm composting is a form of aerobic composting that involves the use of specialized worms in addition to microorganisms to break down organic waste materials. It is also known as ‘vermicomposting’.  Come in and see our worm bin display!

Visit Urban Garden Page

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Live Animals

Come and meet Zeus (our gecko), Touche, Ninja, & Donatello (our turtles).

 

 

 


 

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Come check out our Eco Gift Shop in our Eco-Center, we stock high quality goods made by people dedicated to sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Clean Wave Project Donate Hair Fur Fleece

Excess Access

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Donate Hair, Donate Stuff and Donate Food
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