The Fraternity’s inaugural project for the year 2009 is the “Happy Berde” Green Project which seeks to promote a culture of environmental awareness among fellow visual artists, students and our host communities.
HAPPY BERDE will be launched on February 10, 2009 along with three other events during the week: an ENVIRONMENTAL TALK, TREE-PLANTING and JUNK ART COMPETITION and FILM showing at Magnet Cafe Katipunan, (in connection with the AC’s month long hosting of CINEKATIPUNAN).
AC under its “HAPPY BERDE” advocacy will have more green events for the rest of the school year with tie-ups being arranged as of this moment with environmental groups such as GREENPEACE.
Before the conceptualization of “HAPPY BERDE”, the fraternity both its residents and alumni have worked with the above mentioned environmental groups through commission to paint murals (for free) or raising funds for them through exhibits especially focused in environmental protection. With more social awareness, the fraternity decided that they should not be left behind in taking part in taking care of the environment. As this is already the pressing issue of our time, AC started to include issues from waste management to climate change in their agenda.
AC’s environmental advocacy “Happy Berde” aims to generate environmental awareness using the universal language of art in communities to promote environmental values.
Everyone is invited to the launch on February 10, 2009 TUESDAY at the Sculpture Garden.