Mission Statement 

Our mission is to link surplus with needs, promote naturally abundant renewable resources, and create inspirational eco-spaces.

At Matter of Trust, we provide systems for sorting recyclables and compostables into useful stockpiles. By focusing on convenience, we learn what households need most from community reuse programs. Gathering perspectives from global industries, we find motivations and new zero-waste opportunities. We are passionate about efficiency and deconstructable designs.

Our ongoing research into manmade and organic materials enables us to endorse optimal choices. In collaboration with experts, we develop solutions for clean air, water and energy. By open-sourcing our data, content, tutorials, curricula and in-house media we supply eco-educational tools and offer incentives. On a daily basis, Matter of Trust concentrates on the positive, shares good environmental news and highlights innovations from around the world.

Our eco-factory, model home and urban edible garden are inspirational spaces where everyone can share and learn. We build and operate publicly accessible hubs packed with visually intriguing exhibits. By producing transformative events, and organizing impactful roundtables, we embrace illuminating partnerships. Within and between businesses, we applaud peer-recognized abilities, effective communication and feedback loops from every level. Celebrating mastery of high and low-tech skill sets, we value apprentices and encourage internships. Matter of Trust champions the widespread advancement of green careers in all sectors. Mobilizing volunteers and supporting campaigns, we rally enthusiasts of healthy living for mind, body, and soil.

Vision Statement

 We envision humanity harmonizing with Earth. 

Values Statement

 We follow Mother Nature’s lead: 

 Nurturing only what we DO want for the planet 

 Integrating necessities for life into enduring cycles

 Orchestrating matters at both micro and macro scales 

 Continually finding the balance Being a catalyst

 Enthusiasm for Renewable Resources

Inclusive (mailroom to boardroom, boots on the ground seats at the table, drawing board to boardroom)

Peer recognized expertise 

Key Definitions

 Eco: Ancient Greek word for relationship between life and surroundings, home, farm, planet.

Ecology: Study of relationship between living organisms and to their environment (ecosystems, economics, ecotourism…)

Cottage Industry: A business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person’s home.

Deconstructable: Manufacturing and building with disassembly and recycling in mind



 We envision humanity harmonizing with Earth.



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