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Our eco-spaces have permanent and guest exhibits that concentrate on:

Eco-Hub:  Clean air, water, energy, ideal materials and eco-industry

Eco-Home:  Mind, Body and Soil


Matter of Trust general themes:

  1.  Surplus and Needs

Programs linking surplus with needs

  1.  Naturally Abundant Renewable Resources

Celebrating how nature is abundant and always in balance

  1. Eco-Education: 

Information – Visitors that come in on average 15 minutes or less (browse the gift shop, take a tour of exhibits, grab our flyers and partner pamphlets) impact is varied like throwing spaghetti at a wall and watching what sticks.

Education – Stays for over an hour during a field trip, corporate off-site, course, lecture, panel, roundtable… We collaborate and measure success by number of contacts who teach us and leave discussing our work and goals in their own words.

Inspiration – Sparks a long-lasting passion for ecology and love for the wonders of nature.

Transformation – Internship, green job, campaign, mobilization, partnership, purchase, support…) 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 how 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







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













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








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

Link Surplus with Needs - It's Free, Fast and Easy!
Donate Hair, Donate Stuff, Donate Food...
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