Unnatural Resources Institute

1316 Rondo Dr., Greenville, NC 27858

Phone: (252) 355-1039

"Promoting different and creative ways to recycle and reuse"

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Maria McDaniel wrote:

A Time for Science and GO Science have enjoyed workinbg with Jackie Ponder and the Unnatural Resources Fair. During February (2017), GO Science displayed an exhibit called "Upcycle: Use It or Lose It". This exhibit was greatly enhanced by winning entries from the Unnatural Resources Fair. We also hosted an Open House to house the winners of the Fair tant was very well attended. Jackie Ponder has hosted several programs at GO Science as well as at "A Time for Science" to help the public learn how to reuse items that otherwise would have been thrown away. We are very grateful for this wonderful resource in the Greenville community. We look forward to our future events!



Travis Cohn wrote:

Hi Jackie,
Thank you for contacting me. I visited your website, and I love
your concept/term of 'Unnatural Resources'! I think it does
have a lot of more life, curiosity, and mystery to it than 'Solid
Waste', which does sound dead and inert. I think you have truly
captured the idea of resources moving and cycling through.
Keep up the good fight!

From: Travis Cohn via LinkedIn
To: Jacqueline Ponder
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2012 10:10 AM
Subject: RE: Join my network on LinkedIn


Jerreru baker wrote:

Mrs. and Mr. Ponder
I saw the article in the Daily Reflector about the Unnatural Resources Institute and it reminded me how important of a role the Institute's programs played in my choice to study sustainable architecture. The principles of this organization are the foundation of what all sustainable practices emerge from; culturing creative thought on how to limit consumption of natural resources and reuse what we already have, the unnatural resources. Emerging in a field of sustainable architect, Planning, and Interior Design today I have many colleagues who share in this belief and understand the need of all programs that foster sustainable education and advancement.
We applaud your program and look forward to its continued growth.

Jeffery Baker
Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates


Mary Alsentzer wrote:

"The Unnatural Resources Fair has provided citizens with a hands-on,
visible means of seeing how we can all be a part of saving natural
resources. When we create things from products which have already utilized
natural resources in their production, we save these same resources from
depletion. It is a win-win situation."

"Learning the importance of reusing materials is key to our earth's being
able to support future generations. Jackie Ponder and the Unnatural
Resources Institute certainly have the right idea!"

"Jackie Ponder and her volunteers have given the
citizens and school children of Pitt County an unparalleled example of
conservation packaged in a fun, competetitive, learning experience for
everyone. My family, including my father-in-law from Germany have entered
items in the fair and taken home many a prize."

Mary Alsentzer,
Executive Director of the Pamlcio-Tar River Foundcation


Lora Clark wrote:

“It is a pleasure to help with such a worthy event to positively influence people and the environment at the same time!”

Lora Clark
College Instructor


<s. Bobbie-Ann Staten wrote:

My daughter has been a participant in tile “Resources Fair” frequently and each time winning first place trophies. I greatly feel this is a great occasion and an unusual way to gain first time recognition and your child (ren) will feel like a stars for a day and even weeks in their schools.
The “UNNATURAL RESOURCES FAIR” “is more than fun it is a home-time experience that is recyclable in memory “.
“Honor Your Mother Earth For All Ages”

Ms. Bobbie-Ann Staten