Tomorrow morning I will be taking a short work trip to Bucerias, MX. I'm about to embark on some really fantastic philanthropic projects for Print Pattern Paper and PEACE (a great organization I work with and always talk about).
First, I will be working with founder (and great friend), Molly Fisher to plan out first Community Recycled Park, a safe, innovative play area for kids in underdeveloped areas of the Jalisco/Nayarit area. Recicla Parque, (recycled park) is unique because it is a park built almost entirely from recycled materials. Glass bottles, Plastic bottles, drainage pipes, old fencing, tires, broken boats, fishing nets, bank posts, compressed earth, shopping carts, old signs and broken tiles are gathered together and given new life in the form of a safe, beautiful playground for the community's children. You can see a video clip here of a park recently built in neighboring Punta Mita.
The second reason for the trip is to work with PEACE to brainstorm ideas for a childrens book series dedicated to educating kids about the importance of environmental stewardship. PEACE and Print Pattern Paper are a perfect fit for this, as this is their core purpose as an organization, and its always been Print Pattern Paper's message throughout all our artwork. We both believe that if you can inspire children, you can change the world.