Programs List

Linking Surplus with Needs

Our Current Programs

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

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. 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!

The Hum Sum – Humanity Adding Solutions

Matter of Trust founded, develops and financially sponsors – 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!  

Resources, Lesson Plans & 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.