Unnatural Resources Institute of Greenville, North Carolina

Since October 2014, I’ve been volunteering for the Unnatural Resources Institute of Greenville, North Carolina. The organization’s mission is to:

Promote community activities that involve students, teachers, parents, and other concerned citizens by encouraging growth and development by the creative use of discarded materials.

My role is to help out by expanding the organization’s social media presence. I’ve been  able thus far to increase the number of Facebook followers and promote events to a larger audience. Facebook engagement includes a Flash slideshow promoting a fundraiser for the institute, posts, photos, and videos.




In the spring through summer of 2014, I wrote blog posts for The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.


It was really exciting because I get to blog about issues that are important to me.







Here are links to the posts (you can click on the link following each to read the entire blog):

Three Very Important Ways to Show Respect When Traveling

Posted July 25, 2014 by Barbara Bullington

It’s summer. The time of year when many – from students studying abroad to families looking to temporarily exchange their daily routines for new adventures – pack up and head off to destinations unknown. Many locales all over the world rely on tourists for a boost to their economy. Yet, the residents may end up feeling disrespected by visitors to their country or region.  While I’ve been to many states in the U.S., I’ve never been out of the country until this June when I accompanied 20 students (as well as the professor who organized the trip and her 16-year-old daughter) to London for a two-week study abroad program. I traveled with a great group of people, witnessed many acts of kindness both large and small, and had a wonderful…

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May 21st Each Year is National Waiters and Waitresses Day

Posted May 21, 2014 by Barbara Bullington

May 21 is National Waiters and Waitresses Day in the United States. According to HolidayInsights.com, the day is for recognizing “the value and importance of a good waiter or waitress.” The origin of the date’s designation as a day to honor wait staff hasn’t been pinpointed, and it is not a commonly known date of celebration for many members of the general public. But, it’s a great idea. It’s also an international objective. In fact, according to waitersrace, “Waiters Races” have existed for over one hundred years. These races are aimed at increasing recognition of the profession of a waiter. Here’s a short and interesting history lesson from the site: “Parisian cafes had built…

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Spread the Word: Be Kind to Your Roadways

Posted April 12, 2014 by Barbara Bullington

Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/) is April 22 but the Earth needs care and love everyday. One simple but extremely effective way to make a change is to pledge not to throw garbage out of your vehicle and to tell others to take the same pledge. As you look around while driving down any road or highway, do you see fast food wrappers and empty plastic bags strewn to the left and broken CDs, and glass or plastic bottles to the right as far as the eye can see?

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