Artist Statement“My mural is about connecting youth with ocean life and all living creatures. The young girl in this mural is holding an endangered whale affected by climate change and trapped in fishing nets. The young girl is looking down with empathy and connecting spiritually with this amazing creature. I wanted the children who attend the McKay school to see themselves in this mural by painting an indigenous girl but I also wanted to show the youth that we must treat our planet and all life with respect and empathy. We are all connected and are all one.”
Topic AddressedMarine biodiversity loss and ocean stewardship
Take Action• Support local climate action initiatives that involve youth and educational programming.
• When thinking about environmental issues, take an intersectional approach.
• Vote for candidates who prioritize environmental justice and climate justice.
• Reduce your carbon footprint.
• Advocate for conservation efforts, and voice your opinion to your town/city/state government and elected leaders