Achievements

  • 2013 marks the 15th Anniversary of Matter of Trust.
  • We have 43 programs to date,19 of which are currently ongoing (research, development, active) while 24 have been completed. All are documented at MatterOfTrust.org
  • 2000 – Matter of Trust’s pilot program, Excess Access was the recipient of the BAA – PCCF Business Environmental Award for Environmental Enterprise by the County of Santa Clara with Supervisorial Commendation.
  • 2003 – Matter of Trust’s Excess Access program with Jennifer Pratt researched, wrote and published It’s Easy Being Green – A Helpful and Humorous Eco-tips book of 230 pages, printed on hemp paper with soy ink. This book has been gifted in person to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Former US Vice President Al Gore, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc. and several other notable dignitaries.
  • 2005 – Matter of Trust was awarded the Certificate of Honor by Mayor Gavin Newsom, City and County of San Francisco. Honoree Lisa Gautier, President, recognized for dedication to urban environment and city dwellers around the world particularly in support of the United Nations World Environment Day 2005.
  • 2005 – Matter of Trust’s Biodiesel for Muni feasibility program in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of the Environment led to the citywide bus system transfer to biodiesel.
  • 2006 – Matter of Trust’s – Hurricane Katrina Relief programs for in-kind donations led to our Peace of Mind Kits – an Ecological Complement the Disaster Kit. This program led to our inclusion in the San Francisco Mayoral Committee for Disaster Preparedness.
  • 2008 – Matter of Trust program “The Fuel Film” by Josh Tickell won the coveted Audience Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2008 and was 2009 Academy Awards Qualified.
  • 2010 – Matter of Trust won the Pavitra Crimmel Reuse Award in 2010 from the California Resource Recovery Association.
  • 2010 – The Environmental Protection Agency publicly stated during the BP Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, that Matter of Trust led the fastest, grassroots, National recycling mobilization they had ever seen.
  • 2011 – Matter of Trust – Invited by San Francisco Earth Day Civic Center Plaza provided a large-scale exhibit on plastic in the oceans. Two Giant 16-foot fish sculptures made out of reclaimed plastics defined the entrance to the event.  We orchestrated student art from many schools as well as artists Grier Blumenschine, Tim Crowe, Louis Chinn and The Quarry Lane School in Pleasanton.  For our “talking” fish, we interviewed, then edited the voice of Jean Michel Cousteau, who gave ocean facts to visitors as they walked in.
  • 2012 – Matter of Trust – invited by San Francisco Earth Day Civic Center Plaza to provide a large-scale living bamboo plant maze for the public. Thousands of visitors weaved their way through, aided by answering ecological questions with arrows for advancing if they got them right or backtracking if wrong.
  • June 10th, 2013 Matter of Trust opens the Matter of Trust Eco-Center at 3338 17th Street in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District.  The Eco-Center offers Exhibits, Courses, Events, Round-tables, Panels, Lectures, School Field Trips, Visitor Activities, Kids B-earthDay Parties, Eco-Baby Showers, Resource Library, Gift Shop and more!
  • Matter of Trust and all our programs have always been very resourceful; we are currently not only debt free, liability free, and litigation free, but we are up to date in all forms, licenses and requirements. We have also qualified with vendor status for several cities and States.
  • Matter of Trust has a substantial number of press clippings and TV / radio interviews, including a front page article in the Wall Street Journal and several appearances on national news networks as well as interviews for the BBC, Le Monde, and other international sources.
  • Matter of Trust has a large and growing membership to its Excess Access online database program and over 27,000 people on it’s Facebook page, which makes mass messaging very immediate and convenient.