Tuesday, August 05, 2008

WATER CONSERVATION MURAL ON 4TH & SACKETT

Monumental Water Conservation Mural Happening Now on 4th Avenue & Sackett Street.

As the heat of New York’s summer continues, a group of youth in Brooklyn are sending out a clear message to all of us to conserve that most precious of the city’s natural resources – our water.

To communicate the importance of protecting and conserving the water supply to New York, a group of teens, who are part of Groundswell Community Mural Project’s Summer Leadership Institute, have met with the Department of Environmental Protection and visited key sites of importance to the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to the city.

Their ideas will transform a four-story wall on 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, with a message of environmental protection and respect. The mural on 4th Avenue is aimed at, “raising consciousness of how precious water is as a resource to us”, says team participant Christina Cacioppo. Christina is one of 14 young people who are collectively pooling their resources to create the mural. Fellow team member Zane Smith adds that, “this mural reflects the global issue of water as a precious resource, and as only seven percent of the world’s water is drinkable we shouldn’t take our water for granted”.

For more information: http://www.groundswellmural.org/
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