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Bordalo II in El Paso

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In collaboration with

Franklin Mountain Investments, Paso del Norte Community Foundation & El Paso Environmental Services Department, Green Hope Project

is proud to bring the world-renowned environmental artist, Bordalo II, from Portugal to create a BIG TRASH ANIMAL mural to downtown El Paso.

Our hope is to bring awareness to the plight of endangered, threatened and species of greatest conservation need animals in our region and state.

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The Bordalo II Mural is Happening!

We thought the day would never come, but alas! Bordalo II and his team from Lisbon, Portugal will be coming to Texas to create a GIANT recycled art mural that focuses on a threatened or endangered animal from our region. This world-renowned environmental artist has been in talks with Green Hope Project about such a possibility for over 5 years now. One other time we came this close to his arrival, but then COVID hit and everything went dormant for over two years. We refused to give up on the idea of having this unique artwork, with such a powerful message, in our city!

 

Where Will the Mural Be?

It seems as if the stars are finally aligning. The perfect building, with its ideal location (across from the downtown Plaza) and its clean canvas, became available. We are thrilled to announce, thanks to Franklin Mountain Investments, that it will be on the ONE San Jacinto Plaza building (Chase Building), off of Mesa. This 64-foot tall mural will depict an animal that is in need of conservation by using recycled materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. The goal of his artwork is to shine a light on how over-consumerism and pollution affect other living things in this world. 

Free Community Workshops!

Bordalo II and his team are expected to be in El Paso for a week, creating this piece onsite, during August of this year. Thanks to the City of El Paso Museum & Cultural Affairs, GHP is able to host free community workshops, educating the public about what animals are in need of our attention, what we can do to help them and how to create a one-of-a-kind artwork using recycling materials. Be on the lookout for these programs! If you are interested in providing a venue/hosting a workshop, please complete this form.

This Is How You Can Help!

As a result of price increases across the board, we need your help to get the remainder of the money needed to have this installation! The lumber needed for the wall prep, the flights and tools required have all gone up in price! 

 

  • If you are interested in making a donation to Green Hope Project, please visit our donation page

  • If you would like to support us by making a purchase from our plant fundraiser, please contact us.

  • If you would like to learn more about the recognition tier levels, check out our sponsorship packet. We are very open to taking not just monetary donations, but in-kind donations, as well.

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PLANT FUNDRAISER FOR GHP!!!
YES, it is still happening.

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Green Hope Project was pleasantly surprised to receive a donation of HUNDREDS of plants/saplings from Sierra Vista Growers! Some of the beauts that we got are literally small PALM trees and more!

 

To drive our message of recycling home even more, we took advantage of the citizen collection stations that the Environmental Services Department offers. Check out the end of this article to see what services they offer! What GHP has been taking advantage of lately are the glass bottles they have. You can drop off glass to donate or you can take ground glass home to use for crafts, yardwork, plant drainage, etc! The possibilities are endless!

*The proceeds from this plant fundraiser will go towards helping us to bring in the artist from Lisbon, Portugal, (Bordalo II), to create the recycled art mural depicting an endangered/threatened animal from our region. 

 

Plants will be on sale until we have none left! Take advantage of this unique gift! We have spent a long time selecting the bottles, cutting them (with some casualties), sanding the rims, and drilling a hole in the bottom to help with drainage. The bottom of the planter will have a layer of crushed glass and then a top layer of soil. Please buy them before we accidentally kill them!

 

Reserve your plants or schedule a peek today!

Payment 

Can be done via CashApp, Zelle, credit card, or cash.

 

Plant Types 

For you to choose from: 

  • Chamaedorea Elegans (Bella Palm or Parlour Palm)

  • Areca Palm

  • Peperomia Caperata (Emerald Ripple)

  • Peperomia Axillaris

  • Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon Peperomia)

 

Prices

Small bottles with plant $8 each or 3 for $20

Larger bottles with plants $12 each or 3 for $30

Plants without planter $2 each or 3 for $5 

So here are some cool things to know about the collection stations:

  • All services are FREE to residents that pay monthly solid waste fees.

  • They offer residents a place to drop off and pick up gently used items such as appliances, furniture, toys, bikes, etc. for free. The Country Store is located inside the Citizen Collection Station (CCS) at 3510 Confederate Dr, El Paso, TX.

  • They offer free paint to the public at all Citizen Collection Stations. The program is designed to redistribute old paint for use in neighborhoods as a means to protect our environment by keeping it out of landfills.

  • They offer free mulch on a year-round basis to the general public. Mulch may be used as a ground cover to protect the soil and inhibit weed growth.

  • They do glass recycling and grinding!

  • The Environmental Services Department (ESD) has recently added a new service at its four Citizen Collection Stations that will allow customers to pick up free reusable household products. 

 

Reusable Household Products:

  • Carpet Cleaner   

  • Oven Cleaner   

  • Fertilizer   

  • Pesticides/Herbicides   

  • Furniture Polish    

  • Wood Preservative   

  • Wood Stain   

  • Paint Thinner   

  • Car Wax   

  • Brake Fluid   

  • Antifreeze   

  • Adhesives (Glue, putty, caulk)

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THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE
Green Hope Project Mural Fundraiser- Movie Screening, Auction & Art Vendors
AUGUST 06, 2022
If you missed the fun
you can still support
this project, donate below. 
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