To celebrate World Environment Day, and to raise awareness of #plasticpollution, students from The KAUST School, KAUST departments and the community came together to design and create an art wall made from used bottle tops.
Averda – who manage the waste and recycling for the KAUST community – collects around 1,350,000 plastic bottles (including their tops) from the community each year.
Secondary art students, Kirsten Bindoy and Jude Fadul, worked with local artist – Meedo Creisat – to design the art wall graphic. During the Environment week in June, students from the Kindergarten and Elementary schools, and KAUST employees and community, worked with the artists to create the artwork.
It was truly a joint mission – with KAUST Enrichment for Youth, Office of Sustainability, Community Life, Facilities Management and Averda coming together to support the project.
The art wall is now proudly displayed in the Island Recreation Center for all to enjoy… and to see the message about #plasticpollution!
To see the progress of the project, visit our Flickr album and view our videos: