Hines & aparto unveil a sustainable mural in response to COP26 Glasgow

events

Hines & aparto unveil a sustainable mural in response to COP26 Glasgow

17 November 2021

l

by Louise Todd

l
Author
Louise Todd

At aparto we are committed to being as sustainable as we can to help combat climate change. When we heard that the United Nations COP26 2021 summit was being held in Glasgow, we wanted to ensure that we played our part.

As COP26 drew to a close, Hines & aparto unveiled this mural created in collaboration with local Glasgow artist, Nikki McGuigan from @LittleBookTransfers. The installation was painted live with carbon absorbing paint, in the festival zone of our Glasgow West End residence between the 11th and 12th November, where it will be available to view for the next two weeks.

The design features three of the top species currently under threat by climate change in Scotland; bluebells, the bumble bee, and the highland hare.

The paints used are proven to absorb CO2, pollutants, and volatile organic compounds, which purifies the air we breathe and helps improve our personal health and wellbeing. The paint also enhances the quality of buildings by only using natural sustainable raw materials, and as it contains no micro plastics it means the paints will not pollute soil or contaminate water courses or oceans.

We organized an onsite unveiling event for the residents of Glasgow West End to celebrate this inspiring initiative. A cherry blossom tree, bluebell seeds and bee bombs were planted in the courtyard. We provided the students with some tasty food from Oaka City and bubble teas from Tempo Tea Bar. Students also entered their wishes into a ‘wish’ jar – a wish will be selected at random and #Teamaparto will provide a donation to this student’s preferred climate change charity of choice.

The installation will move to a permanent location within the social spaces at Glasgow West End for our university residents to enjoy and #FeelInspired.

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

l
Author
Louise Todd

you might like these

3 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year Traditions!

Happy New Year Everyone! My name is Kristy. I am a postgraduate student at University of Glasgow and now I am living in aparto Glasgow West End! As a Chinese student, I am so excit…

read more
Highlights of being an ECA and living at Queens Court

Hi everyone! My name is Anna, and I am the ECA for aparto Queens Court in Reading. I am a PR and public affairs consultant in London, and I am in my final year of university studyi…

read more
Top places to visit in INDIA!

India, a country with rich culture, history, art and music! A country of tradition with mesmerizing sights that are in the seven wonders of the world. Whether you’ve dreamed of goi…

read more