Nature on the walls
The mural features animals thriving in nature wearing armors. Saño said the mural, and other murals he has created, were born after being exposed to the field research and community empowerment through environment education and arts for almost two decades. “Having seen firsthand the degradation of different ecosystems and witnessing the rise of problems involving climate change, I’ve realized that the creatures that comprise nature have become extremely vulnerable,” Saño said in a statement.
Hence each of the animals painted wears an armor.
The concept can also be seen in Saño’s another mural in Paseo de Roxas underpass, entitled “Art in Defense of Nature.” He has painted over 700 murals in 16 countries; his body of work showcases his passion for environmental protection.
Representing the environmental stewardship pillar of PLDT-Smart’s newly established Sustainability Office, Gabay Kalikasan upholds the concept behind Saño’s creation and encourages the public to make better choices for tomorrow—acknowledging that better environmental practices are crucial to sustain the services that nature provides.
The mural also features the statements #SaveOurHome, #SmartPlanet, and #SustainableEnterprise—referring to PLDT Group’s various business units. “The impact of climate change affects everyone pervasively. This includes our safety, our health, our existence, hence the need to raise environmental awareness through the mural,” said PLDT-Smart chief sustainability officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla.