For Climate Week NYC 2018, as a part of the official affiliate project The Point NYC (see below) Greenpoint Innovations teamed up with South Africa-based street artist Sonny and Brooklyn-based artist duo ASVP, and UNICEF, to produce two thematically-aligned murals within the contexts of climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, and indigenous people on the walls of Intermediate School 318, a north Brooklyn NYC Title 1 public junior high school.
Projects such as this are made possible through effective local collaboration and support. Greenpoint Innovations would like to thank the NYC Department of Education for approving our vision, and the many local influencers who also provided their time, resources, and endorsement of the project, including Superintendent Alicja Winnicki of of District 14 schools, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Councilman Stephen Levin, Intermediate School 318’s leadership - namely, Principal Windley and PTA President Anna Corinna, and Susan Anderson of local not-for-profit Town Square BK.
About THE POINT NYC
Inspired by a comic book story (Tre, by Sathviga ‘Sona’ Sridhar) about a climate change superhero and threaded together with messages about solutions and hope, THE POINT is a unique collaboration between the Comics Uniting Nations, Greenpoint Innovations, Hypokrit Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to bring together artists, producers, educators, and local environmentalists for a series of artistic activations that include a comic book, public murals / street art, a theatrical experience, a solar-powered water tower lighting, open dialogue, and an educational toolkit.