Street Art for Mankind (SAM) is collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to amplify the messages of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration , a global effort to reverse climate change and biodiversity loss by 2030, by creating a series of #EcosystemRestorationMurals around the world.
This initiative kicked off in Brussels, with a large 40 meter high “Ecosytem Restoration” mural by artist Lula Goce .
The most recent mural took place in Houston, where artist Martin Ron painted a 16-story high mural, highlighting growing trees as a way to restore local ecosystems and their functions for people and nature.
More murals are planned across the world up to 2030.
SAM’s free App “Behind the Wall®” enables the public to scan the mural – or a picture of it – to hear the stories and engage with the art even from home.
To hear the artist speak about his creative process or simply read the story behind each mural above.
The app also helps you locate the murals closest to you and make creative selfies to share with us and the artist.
Tag us @streetartmankind!