Eco-Communities


ECO-CENTER – Matter of Trust Exhibits 2013 -2016

  WE HAVE MOVED! This page shows past exhibits at our old site in San Francisco’s Mission District.  We leased this site for 3 years and then moved our charity out of this space and into 2 new ones. For our new sites and exhibits please check out our...

Germany’s Gorgeous Black Forest Named UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Source: mnn.com Published: June 22, 2017 Photo: Baciu/Shutterstock UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme gives biosphere reserve status to locations that are great examples of balanced relationships between people and their environment, where economic development...

Costa Rica’s Savegre River Joins Network of Biosphere Reserves

Source: mnn.com Published: June 21, 2017 Photo: Tim Zurowski/Shutterstock Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added 23 new sites to its World Network of Biospheres. These locations are intended to be “learning places for...

London Could Be Getting Its First Ultra-Green, Tidal-Powered School

Source: inhabitat.com Published: June 16, 2017 By Nicole Jewell London-based Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture just unveiled plans for what could become London’s greenest building – a tidal powered school situated on the banks of the Thames River. The five-story...

Environmental Education: Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Source: gndr.org Published: June 22, 2017 Six African young women standing while reading a UNEP leaflet on the hands of one of them Olumide Idowu Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education...

Can We Ever Build A Healthy City?

Source: jllrealviews.com Published: April 20, 2016 For the increasing population of city dwellers worldwide, leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about eating well and doing regular exercise – the infrastructure and environmental factors of the city itself also play...

How Crowded Barcelona Plans to Shoehorn In 108 Acres of New Parks

Source: mnn.com Published: June 1, 2017 Park Guell in Barcelona is one of the city’s top tourist attractions, and offers a bit of perspective on how tightly packed this ancient-and-yet-totally-modern city really is. (Photo: Luciano Mortula – LGM/Shutterstock) There...

Compact and Connected Cities Are Better for People and The Environment

Source: voices.nationalgeographic.com Published: March 1, 2016 The argument has been proven, the data is clear: compact and connected cities are better for people and the environment. Importantly, compact and connected cities are also good for the economy. According...