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The Eco Hub Exhibits provides information on current Matter of Trust projects and can broadly be divided into three areas:

  1.  Surplus and Needs

Programs balancing surplus with needs

  1.  Naturally Abundant Renewable Resources

Programs celebrating how nature is abundant and always in balance

  1. Eco-educational programs at the Eco-Hub:

Informational – Visitors that come in on average 15 minutes or less (browse the gift shop, tour the exhibits, grab our flyers or partner pamphlets) eco-influence is varied and harder to trace.

Educational – Stays over an hour during a field trip, class, lecture, panel, roundtable, B’Earthday party… provide participants with eco-literacy terms and being able to describe these programs and goals in your own words.

Transformational – inspirational eco-education (through programs, projects, summer camps, courses, green jobs, campaigns, mobilizations…) that promotes:

– small, personal eco-habit changes that accumulate over a lifetime

– trend setters to be eco-examples that ultimately create societal shift

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Exhibits in the Matter of Trust Eco Hub


Excess Access

Learn more and register for Excess Access, a free program that sorts and matches surplus with those who need it. Come visit the Eco Center and learn to post a wish and/or an item you want to give away.

Visit Excess Access Page




SayLoveCompost1 Global Compost Project

This exhibit serves to promote the sorting and collection of organic wastes; aid production and spreading of compost; restore healthy soils around the world and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Join the fight against global warming and pledge here to sort your green waste!

Visit Global Compost Page





Clean Wave

Matter of Trust established the Clean Wave program to collect hair clippings and other waste fiber donations. We produce hair mats and “booms” (sausage shape), and coordinate with large-scale public efforts to clean contaminated waterways and storm drains.

Visit Clean Wave Page







Come see cool innovations created using nature. 

The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet.

Visit Biomimicry Website





Invisible Made Visible

Learning about where your waste goes.

Visit Wrap Star Page






What is Energy?

Our Eco-Hub interns, Kaleo and Fortunato, proudly show off their Jacob’s Ladder exhibit!

How to be an Interns Page





Clean Air

Matter of Trust has partnered with Inyenyeri, a fuel-utility company that provides clean cookstoves in Rwanda.

Visit Inyenyeri Page





Grab & Do

Here we show several ways we can reuse surplus and renewable resources to create useful items, gifts, works of art, and beautiful wrappings.  

Visit Grab & Do Page







Good Karma Exchange

Check out our solar powered wishing well! A great way to contribute if you are unable to volunteer your time.

Visit Good Karma Exchange Page










Green City Maps

Explore our maps exhibit to connect yourself to local foods: farmers markets, edible school yards, nearby organic farms, community gardens, and farm-to-table restaurants.

Visit Green City Maps Page








Green Education Program

East Bay Depot has donated school supplies for educators.

Teachers are welcome to come in and take these supplies for free.

Visit East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Website










Joyce’s Choices

Joyce’s Choices is a large and growing collection of news articles on eco innovations that help our environment.

Visit Joyce’s Choices Page









treeOfWisWisdom Tree

Tree of Wisdom is an interactive exhibit with inspirational quotes, and suggestions for solving environmental challenges made by the public.

Visit the Wisdom Tree Page




Come examine our aquaponics setup.

For those of you wondering “what is aquaponics?” – It is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

Visit Urban Garden Page







 wormBin1Worm Composting

Worm composting is a form of aerobic composting that involves the use of specialized worms in addition to microorganisms to break down organic waste materials. It is also known as ‘vermicomposting’.  Come in and see our worm bin display!

Visit Urban Garden Page










Live Animals

Come and meet Zeus (our gecko), Touche, Ninja, & Donatello (our turtles).





store1 Eco Gift Shop

Come check out our Eco Gift Shop in our Eco-Hub, we stock high quality goods made by people dedicated to sustainability.








Excess Access Program

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