Projects & Services
Reciprocity Matters works with communities and corporations as well as educational, scientific, and governmental institutions to actively address the critical and pressing problems of society. We develop cultural models and Reciprocity-based projects and services to foster creative and reflective action regarding our relationships to each other and the planet. Included in the Reciprocity Matters mission is addressing political polarization and social injustice as they contribute to Climate Change and Ecocide.
Based on the phenomenon of the Melbourne Treemail Project, Reciprocity Matters is working with townships and communities in the United States to support local trees. This includes identifying trees within a town or community, providing both digital and hands-on ways for people to tend to the trees, as well as collecting and publishing personal stories about relationships to the trees. Stay tuned for further information about upcoming project locations.
Climate Change in Schools
In November 2019, A New York Times article reported on how public schools in Italy are leadng environmental education. According to Italy’s education minister, all children in every grade level will study climate change and sustainability. Reciprocity Matters is developing plans to do the same thing as a charter program in New Mexico. Part of the education program will include the use of virtual reality immersive experiences like the 2019 exhibition, We Live in an Ocean of Air, created for Saatchi Gallery in London by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF). That exhibit used virtual reality, heart rate monitors, breath sensors, and body tracking technologies to reveal “the invisible connection between plant and human” through breath.