PPG revitalizes nursery school in Brazil as part of New Paint for a New Start initiative

September 12, 2023

Project carried out in partnership with Renault

SÃO PAULO, Sep.  12, 2023 - PPG (NYSE: PPG), today announced that it has completed a colorful and transformative makeover at the Borda Viva School in São José dos Pinhais City, Brazil, through its New Paint for New start initiative, part of the company’s COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® program. The project was carried out in a partnership with automaker Renault combining PPG’s Colorful Communities program with the Renault Institute initiative. 

Volunteers from PPG and Renault carried out a project to renovate the Borda Viva School, Brazil, as part of PPG’s New Paint for a New Start initiative.

Volunteers from PPG and Renault carried out a project to renovate the Borda Viva School, Brazil, as part of PPG’s New Paint for a New Start initiative.

The project brought together 170 PPG volunteers from both companies, who painted the school’s classrooms, playgrounds, and cafeteria using 160 gallons (600 liters) of RENNER™ Paints by PPG in a vibrant color palette including Vining Ivy, PPG's 2023 Color of the Year. The external playground wall was painted with an environmentally themed mural created by local artist GardPam. The garden was also revitalized. 

“PPG has been a great partner of Renault Brazil since we set up in Paraná State 25 years ago,” said Caique Ferreira, vice president of the Renault Institute and director of communication at Renault Brazil. “We were very pleased to transform the daily lives of the communities in which we operate. With the renewed and more colorful environment, the children will certainly be more motivated to learn and develop.”

During the months of June, July, and August, PPG is dedicating its efforts to revitalize more than 25 schools worldwide through the New Paint for a New Start campaign, now in its second year. For the campaign, PPG’s global color experts developed a special color palette for school revitalization, combining educational goals and considering factors such as students' age and the influence of local cultures.

“PPG employees from every region are coming together once again to protect and beautify schools and learning spaces and inspire bright starts for students,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and Corporate Global Social Responsibility. “We are aiming to help young students start each day with a positive outlook and create joyful spaces where they feel supported and engaged.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms to bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 470 Colorful Communities projects, impacting more than 8.2 million people in 50 countries.

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested $16.2 million in 2022, supporting hundreds of organizations across more than 35 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at


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Volunteers from PPG and Renault carried out a project to renovate the Borda Viva School, Brazil, as part of PPG’s New Paint for a New Start initiative. 2048 x 1150 jpg 3.07 MB
As a part of the project, a mural with an environmental theme was created by a local artist at the Borda Viva School. 2048 x 1365 jpg 2.58 MB