programs List

Linking Surplus with Needs

Our Current Programs

You can also see our completed and archived programs here.

The Matter of Trust Eco-Hub

A hair mat from our Clean Wave Program

The Eco-Handbook, It’s Easy Being Green

The Matter of Trust Eco-Home

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

2. Clean Wave FAQ

3. Purchase Hair Mats

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.


1. Wrap Star – Eco Packaging

2. Excess Access (now Hum Sum Free Exchange)

3. Experts Workbench – Re-use Materials

4. Algae Blooms to Biofuel Research Project

5. Solar & Storage for Resilience (Fiscal Sponsorship)

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 Farmer’s Market (Fiscal Sponsorship)

3. The Global Compost Project 

4. San Francisco Urban Carbon Farming Project (Fiscal Sponsorship)

The Hum Sum

 Matter of Trust created, launched and sponsors The Hum Sum – Humanity Adding Solutions as a platform dedicated to everyone who wants to offer ideas for helping with environmental challenges. 

Resources & Helpful Eco-Tips

We have created, collected and curated many eco-resources that inspire and delight!

Thank you for your interest!

Check out our Media Gallery for a visual tour of all our programs.