The Planet Earth mural project was a collaboration between students and teachers within the Elmhurst High School Complex during the spring of 2009: Pan American International High School (PAIHS), Bard High School Early College II, Voyages Preparatory, Queens Career Development, and Civic Leadership Academy. The idea to paint a mural emerged from PAIHS' Campa–a Verde (Green Campaign), an afterschool club formed to raise awareness in our campus community. Each side of the mural depicts images of destruction of the planet earth and of humans living in harmony and preserving the planet - one side an urban landscape and the other rural.