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Pinceladas de Cambio ("Brushstrokes of Change")

I launched “Pinceladas de Cambio” (“Brushstrokes of Change”), a nation-wide contest consisting of painting storm drain murals with marine images to raise awareness on ocean contamination sources, with support from the Rotary Club and two municipalities: Escazú and Curridabat. The idea behind this art contest is to create awareness on the idea that the ocean truly starts at the sewers/storm drains, and therefore it is crucial to keep our cities clean. My initiative was featured in the national newspaper “La Republica” ( and online article (

This is the first storm drain I painted, which reads “Todo llega al mar. ¡Deja de contaminar!” (“Everything ends up in the ocean. Stop polluting!”).

Newspaper article written on my initiative "Pinceladas de Cambio" in the national newspaper "La Republica" (