Active citizenship: Peruvians celebrate World Earth Day
In order to raise awareness among citizens about the care and protection of the environment, volunteers from the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Peru celebrated World Earth Day at an event held at the Casa of the Culture of the San Miguel district of Lima.
The activity organized in the framework of the International Program Children of Mother Earth, was attended by municipal authorities, teachers, directors of educational institutions, parents and students.
As part of the programming, peace activists presented a play that showed the importance of safeguarding the home of all living beings. They also made known to the public positive actions to preserve the ecological balance of Mother Earth.
On April 20, the environmental movement of the GEAP, Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth, gave lectures of awareness to the community of Trujillo in coordination with the Regional Environment Management, the Livestock Agricultural and Ecological Association Flor de Arena, and the Civil Association Planeta Verde en Acción.
The assistants and students, observed the solutions that were given through the story.
Safeguarding the environment.
During the activities the activists promoted the proposal of the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth and her recognition as a living being. The mobilization ended with the sowing of 80 saplings of carob tree (prosopispallida) in the sandy areas of the center of Alto Trujillo.
The regional manager of the Environment, Nury Céspedes, said that the coast of La Libertad (located north of Peru, and that occupies a long portion of the Pacific Ocean coast) has many sandy areas that need to be addressed with projects that help conservation of the environment.
For this reason, Céspedes thanked the GEAP and the organizations that supported this event because he assured that these initiatives contribute to safeguarding the country's natural spaces.