Matter of Trust

Join Eco-Enthusiasts for

Renewable Resources

 

Donating hair, fur, fleece...?Booking a Field Trip, Tour…?

Matter of Trust

Join Eco-Enthusiasts for

Renewable Resources

Donating hair, fur, fleece...?Booking a Field Trip, Tour…?

Matter of Trust

Join Eco-Enthusiasts for

Renewable Resources

Donating hair, fur, fleece...?Booking a Field Trip, Tour…?

– – Huge congratulations to Rhiannon Johnston for winning First Prize with her Matter of Trust Documentary, “Hair Matters”!

What Drives Us

Our Mission, Vision & Goals

Our mission is to link surplus with needs.

We envision humanity harmonizing with Earth. 

Our goal is to encourage optimism and trust in nature’s abundant cycles.

Mother Nature is a catalyst and always in balance
Did you know?

LINKING surplus with needs diverts useful items and materials from the waste stream, plus creates jobs in logistics & repairs.

You shampoo because HAIR collects oil.  Help us gather clippings from salons and pet groomers. We felt fibers into mats that soak up oil spills.

COMPOSTING grazed rangelands boosts photosynthesis, pulling more carbon out of the air and returning it back into the soil.

Our Programs

We have 5 major program departments:

(1) Hair Matters is our global hair-mats-for-oil-spills project where we felt waste fibers into mats that soak up petrochemicals.

(2) Our Eco-Industrial Hub with model factory and exhibit hall is in the SoMa district of San Francisco. Visitors are also welcome at our nearby showcase

(3) Eco-Home, with urban edible garden. These places provide immersive tours and field trips.

(4) The Hum Sum – for Humanity Adding Solutions is our environmental social media platform, where everyone can share planet-friendly posts and research.

(5) Eco-Academy – Our Youth Eco-Education Programs include our green career internships & apprenticeships. 

Our Programs That Are Trending

Hair Matters Program

Greendependence Day

Tour the Eco-Hub

Welcome to the Eco-Hub!

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Daily, we see so many people working together towards a harmonious  future. We created The Hum Sum – Humanity Adding Solutions for nonprofits, businesses, governments, schools, households, and curious individuals… Everyone is welcome to join this environmental network and post questions, answers, events, commitments, free stuff, wishes and more!  TheHumSum.org

RESOURCES

Check out our extensive and growing library full of inspirational news stories on green-innovations. Plus, all of our own open source, in-house research, educational tools and lesson plans. Focusing on pollution reduction and ecological inventions, we incorporate the perspectives and incentives from everywhere possible. Local to global, multi-sector, boots on the ground to behind a desk, up and down the ladder, mailroom to drawing board to boardroom, youth to senior… enjoy discovering how caring and adaptable humanity truly is!

RESOURCES

Check out our extensive and growing library full of inspirational news stories on green-innovations. Plus, all of our own open source, in-house research, educational tools and lesson plans. Focusing on pollution reduction and ecological inventions, we incorporate the perspectives and incentives from everywhere possible. Local to global, multi-sector, boots on the ground to behind a desk, up and down the ladder, mailroom to drawing board to boardroom, youth to senior… enjoy discovering how caring and adaptable humanity truly is!

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2 days ago

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Eco-Industrial Hub & Exhibit HallOur Eco-Hub is located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. This is our flagship working model factory where we are a test kitchen for felters making hair mats for oil spills, storm drains, contaminated reservoir filtration systems and seagrass regeneration projects.Our walls are designed to inspire! We have field trips and corporate off-sites where we discuss Clean Air, Water, Energy, and Ideal Materials. #ecohub #hair #hairmats #thehumsummatteroftrust.org/all-programs-hair-mat/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Hair Matters Global Hub PartnersHiukka Hyva – FinlandFelting hubResearch partnerWebsite: hiukkahyva.fiPost fiber donations through www.TheHumSum.orgMiila is a Helsinki, Finland based ecological hair salon owner. For some time she has been researching hair waste and hair mats.Especially for cleaning oil spills in the Baltic Sea.#hair #HairMats #thehumsum #MatterOfTrust ... See MoreSee Less
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Huge congratulations to Rhiannon Johnston for winning first prize with her Matter of Trust documentary “Hair Matters”WWW.HEARSTAWARDS.ORG/2024-HEARST-NATIONAL-CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNERS-ANNOUNCED/@rhiannonJohnston #hair ... See MoreSee Less
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Eco-AcademyOur environmental learning department for youth and the young at heart. Here we provide ecological communications, research and resources. We conduct pilot projects, field studies and mentor student write-ups. Our educational exhibits are designed to be inspirational, informational, educational, and transformational for field trips, internships, apprenticeships and volunteers.matteroftrust.org/projects-helpful-eco-tips/#interns #volunteers #fieldtrip #MatterOfTrust ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Katherine Sorensen for donation of 120 lbs of Alpaca Fiber matteroftrust.org/collecting-hair-fur-fleece/#hair #HairMats #thehumsum #katherinesorensen ... See MoreSee Less
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