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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4 days ago

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Open Houses: Visit the Eco-HomeBook a tour of our sustainable living exhibits and urban edible garden. Explore solutions on affordable housing, food security, and how renters can impact climate change. Fun exhibits for the kid inside all of us!Matter of Trust Eco-Home728 Cole StSan Francisco, CA 94117Opening HoursPublic visitors 12 – 4 PMSchool field trip reservations 10:30 AM – 2 PMCorporate off-site reservations 10:30 AM – 8 PMFor more information please contact us:+1(415) 242-6041team@matteroftrust.orgmatteroftrust.org/eco-communities/#ecohome #MatterOfTrust ... See MoreSee Less
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Researchers at UC Berkeley and ecologists at the Presidio in San Francisco are digging into the question: can human hair supercharge the soil on our farms and fields and help us fight the impacts of climate change?matteroftrust.org/presidio-trust/#hair #soil #HairMats #CBSNewsResearchers at UC Berkeley and ecologists at the Presidio in San Francisco are digging into the question: can human hair supercharge the soil on our farms and fields and help us fight the impacts of climate change? ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you want to make hair mats?We are setting up satellite partnerships around the world, in order to reduce the carbon footprint of everyone generously sending fiber to us in California. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to joining forces! On this page you will find many of the resources you need to get started. First, browse the page below, check out our FAQ page and then we’d love to set up a Zoom / phone call to discuss the project, please email us for availability. matteroftrust.org/making-hair-mats/matteroftrust.org/collecting-hair-fur-fleece/#hairmats #hair #thehumsum #oilspils #matteroftrust #feltinghubs ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank You CBS for highlighting our Hair Matters ProgramOur goal is to have 300 locations around the world that can recycle hair, fur, wool, fleece from salons, groomers, ranches and individuals. Creating green jobs and awareness about the importance of sorting, we are sorting waste into resources, compost, mulch, soil health. Providing pollution-free water solutions and empowering ways everyone can help with a simple haircut! matteroftrust.org/collecting-hair-fur-fleece/ #WorldEnvironmentDay #HairMats #thehumsum #hair #oilspilsScientists are saying human hair could be the biggest sustainable textile on the planet. Anne Makovec and Molly McCrea report (5-16-24) ... See MoreSee Less
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