Have you passed by PLDT’s Makati General Office lately? Then you might have seen the colorful mural showcased throughout the headquarter’s exterior.
In these environmentally challenging times, art can help spread awareness by being a tool of information, education, and community engagement. This is the concept behind the PLDT-Smart Gabay Kalikasan “SmART for Nature” mural showcased throughout the exterior of PLDT’s Makati General Office.
Renowned muralist AG Saño, who’s also an environmentalist, led the team of employee volunteers to paint over 3,000 square feet of plant species and animal life throughout the headquarter’s Legazpi frontage, Dela Rosa walkway, and Gallardo back entrance.
An artist and environmentalist, Saño designed the mural after having been exposed to 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,” he said.
“Since their natural defense mechanisms are not enough to protect them from the dangers that humans that created, the armors that cover the animals throughout the ‘SmART for Nature’ mural symbolize the need for more protection,” Saño explained.
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.
The mural also features the statements #SaveOurHome, #SmartPlanet, and #SustainableEnterprise —referring to PLDT Group’s various business units.