MGCI’s Art Council and EcoTeam teamed up to create a mural addressing the environmental issue of climate change.
The mural, unveiled on 23 June, has been put up next to the PRIDE mural in the cafeteria. It depicts a bright “green” wave of eco-friendly objects approaching a gloomy and dark Toronto.
Vicky Xu, President of MGCI’s Art Council elaborated on the design of the mural: “It’s a wave to represent that our generation will bring change. On the mural in the wave you’ll see everything that’s supposed to represent this change from bikes, protesters with signs, recycling signs, water bottles, etc.”
Art Council had wanted to work on another mural after their creation of the PRIDE mural. Unveiled last year, it was a collaboration between Art Council and QSA. The council also won a $500 award from the Toronto Youth Council and had the resources to make another mural. The two clubs started worked on the mural during March Break, with around twenty students involved in its creation.
EcoTeam hopes that the mural will increase awareness and action about climate change. Lisa Wang, Junior Exec of EcoTeam, said, “We didn’t want to make climate change seem so daunting and hopeless, like how it is usually portrayed, but instead give hope to students that we individually and collectively can do so much to mitigate the effects of climate change.”