Matter of Trust was the fiscal sponsor  (2003–2009) for Veggie, whose Founder, Josh Tickell, recycles used vegetable grease from restaurants into biodiesel fuel. He showed us how we can reduce dependence on petroleum by driving his biodiesel van across the United States, filling up his tank with used french fries grease from McDonald’s and the like. He is the author of From The Fryer To The Fuel Tank, widely considered to be the bible for biodiesel. Matter of Trust is also proud to be the fiscal sponsor for Josh’s full-length documentary The FUEL Film (see our eco-educational programs). This film is based on his book, “Biodiesel America.”

In April 2009, Veggie Van received its own public charity status.