The Hum Sum FAQs

Questions related to The Hum Sum. Learn more about giving and receiving donations, eco events posting, and eco-commitments, ways you can get involved, external resources, and more!

Thank you for your interest in The Hum Sum and Matter of Trust. For more Clean Wave Q & A, please see this FAQ.

What is The Hum Sum?

The Hum Sum is a platform dedicated to everyone who wants to offer solutions for environmental challenges. Every day we can see how humanity is buzzing with growing activity. We want to map, count and collect all these good ideas for a healthy and harmonious planet!

What are Gifts and Wishes?

Spring Cleaning? Feeling overburdened by too much stuff? Post a Gift! Or are you wishing you could find free items and materials? Post a Wish! Together we are all helping to sort waste into resources, which is good for both people and the environment. You can also post services like  green jobs, repairs, and deliveries as well as funding.

You can use this for your home or work and be sure to browse the galleries of what’s already here.

How do I donate hair/fur/fleece/fiber...?

To donate to our Clean Wave program, first sign up to the Free Exchange on our – Humanity Adding Solutions Network (even for a one time hair donation). We ask you to do this because the warehouse factories have limited space. We direct donations to multiple addresses. We always need ponytails that are 3 inches or longer (we use these for the mats’ scrims – like a lacy framework we fill in with shorter hair, fur, fleece etc.). We also need a large database of donors that we can reach out to during emergency oil spills, so thank you for signing up. (Steps to Donating (Posting) at

(create account if you don’t have one)
1) take photo of donation
2) sign up so we know your city etc. / login
3) click on the + (desktop sidebar: bottom left or mobile: bottom center) to contribute and donate a gift
4) Select Donate a Gift -> Clean Wave/ hair for oilspills -> type of fiber
5) fill out form and click Publish


What is an Eco-Commitment?

Do you ride the bus, recycle, garden, shop for secondhand clothes or sell antiques? Plan to install solar or drive a hybrid car? Input estimates for what you,  your business, your classroom, your nonprofit, your city department… plans to spend in hours and/or funds on eco-choices. 

Be sure to guestimate hours and cost.  Post here to add to the growing tallies on a local to global map so corporations and governments can see how important the environment is to society at large.

What are Eco Events?

Here, everyone can showcase inspiring examples for building healthy environments. From climate summits to green building open house walking tours, celebrate eco-actions, great and small. Promote your restaurant’s climate-friendly menu, nonprofit’s volunteer day, school’s edible garden, airport’s new recycling center, local shop’s sale on sustainable products, dog park’s model poo composting station, electric car parade, clean water art expo, bike-friendly neighborhood roundtable… Let’s gather momentum, build on each other’s ideas. The world is watching!

What are the Forums?

What is FMV and Weight?

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