Linking Surplus with Needs
Our Current Programs
You can also see our completed and archived programs HERE.
The Matter of Trust Eco-Hub
Our Model Factory
Our Eco-Social Media Platform
Our Urban Edible Garden
Hair Mats for Oil Spills
Our flagship green jobs and recycling program which collects waste fibers. Hair and fur clippings, waste fleece, feathers, laundry lint… and felts them into mats that soak up oil spills.
1. Clean Wave Program Overview
4. Clean Wave Satellite Factories Starter Kit
Eco-Home & Eco-Hub
Our two locations in San Francisco, California, which focus on great planet-friendly ways to live and work.
Reuse & Renewables
Our mission to link surplus with needs reflects both natural and manmade abundance.
2. The Hum Sum
3. Experts Workbench – Re-use Materials
Compost & Food Programs
Be sure to check out our fiscal sponsorship partners and their important work in food security!
1. SONOMA Food Runners (Fiscal Sponsorship)
2. Heart of the City Farmers’ Market (Fiscal Sponsorship)
4. Silver Lab Composting Research
5. Presidio Trust: Hair Mat Trials in Grasslands Restoration
The Hum Sum – Humanity Adding Solutions
Matter of Trust founded, develops and financially sponsors TheHumSum.org – for Humanity Adding Solutions. It is an environmental social media platform dedicated to everyone who wants to offer and hear about planet-friendly ideas in an organized and practical way. This site is transparent and evolving. It is spam-free, rant-free, bully-free, politics-free, troll-free and cost-free to the general public. We are not selling or sharing personal data. While respecting privacy, we are gathering general information in order to display, in delightful charts, reports and maps, just how much unnoticed ecological work is actually being done, daily, by masses of people all over the world.
This all started from our Matter of Trust team creating what we needed for Clean Wave, our global hair mats for oil spills project. We quickly found that it was turning into a comprehensive engagement platform for all of our programs. As we put more and more funding and effort into it, we decided that we might as well go all out and build it big enough for everyone else who might find it useful. It has blossomed from input all over the world.
The Hum Sum is member and staff moderated. Everyone, all nonprofits, businesses, government departments, utilities, schools, researchers, media, pilot projects, households, and individuals… are welcome! Join in to help make it as useful and great as it can possibly be!
1. Post Gifts of Free Stuff You Need to Clear Out or Want to Pass Along
2. Make a Wish for What You Need or Don’t Want to Buy New
3. Find Green Services (Salons, Movers, Repairs…)
4. Browse, RSVP and Inspire Via the Local to Global Eco-Events Calendar
5. Eco-Commitments – Let’s Keep Tallies of All the Impactful Work Done by Boots on the Ground
6. Discuss Solutions, Questions, Polls, Research Articles… in Forum Communities
Resources, Lesson Plans & Helpful Eco-Tips
We have created, collected and curated many eco-resources that inspire and delight!