Citizens filled with solidarity supports the Constitution of the rights of Mother Earth as a living being.
With a total of 503,558 signatures collected by volunteers from 18 countries in America and Spain, the Signature Marathon organized by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, GEAP, came to an end. These signatures ratify the support for the Proclamation that promotes the GEAP for the rights of Mother Earth as a living being.
The goal proposed for the Signature Marathon was overcome and continues to increase because the campaign continues in support of the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth. These signatures will be presented to supranational and regional organizations.
The Signature Marathon was held in 269 cities of the participating countries, and had, approximately, 3,800 peace activists, who attended the call made by the GEAP to collect electronic signatures in plazas, shopping centers, transport terminals, markets, spas, cinemas, and other public places.
GEAP volunteers told the public about the importance of recognizing Mother Earth as a living being, and promoted the electronic signature as a way to endorse this document in favor of the rights of Mother Earth, as the basis of the establishment of a solid governance and universal environmental justice.
The United States in support of the Proclamation
During the Signature Marathon, 443 signature collection activities were registered in all the countries that make up the GEAP: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay , Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
The cities of Santa Cruz, Tarija and Trinidad were the places where the peace activists carried out «The Signature Marathon for Mother Earth», which reached a total of 8,330 voluntary signatures in favor of the planet Earth.
10,295 signatures in support of the Proclamation of Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth were collected by 282 activists in streets, squares and parks in 23 cities in Brazil, where citizens expressed their support for the care and protection of the planet Earth.
1,195 peace activists toured the streets of 85 cities and municipalities in 27 departments of Colombia, to invite citizens to sign for the recognition of Mother Earth as a living being.
117,523 signatures were collected was the result of this day that had the support of mayors, fairs, National Police, companies, educational institutions, foundations, associations and media. (See: List of institutions that supported the Signature Marathon for Mother Earth in Colombia).
The activities were carried out in transport terminals, piers, in the surrounding stadiums, parks, neighborhoods, shopping centers, beaches, in the Guatapurí River, streets, shopping areas, plazas, recreational centers, in the City Hall of Quindío and ecological parks.
List of institutions that supported the Signature Marathon for Mother Earth in Colombia
A total of 838 signatures were collected by GEAP volunteers from Costa Rica, in the cities of Cartago and San José, where they visited plazas, parks and shopping centers to give Costa Ricans the opportunity to support the Proclamation of the Constitution by the Rights of Mother Earth.
In shopping malls, municipal squares, educational institutions and supermarkets were the places visited by 522 activists from Santiago, Coelemu., Calama, Antofagasta, Arica, Coronel, Ovalle, Calera, Quilpué, Rancagua, Talca and Linares, to encourage the community to sign in favor of the planet Earth.
The conferences were organized by the GEAP and different institutions. They also had the support of Coelemu Youth Movements and the media. Also, attended the president of the Compu Association, Herman Cheuquen the mayor of Coelemu, Alejandro Rodriguez Pedrero.
As part of the achievements, the GEAP was invited by the Comapu Association to hold awareness talks at the Liceo Comercial de Linares, on August 28.
In this activity they reached a total of 21,027 signatures. (See: List of institutions that supported the Signature Marathon for Mother Earth in Chile).
In parks and squares in Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca and Seville, 50 peace activists developed «The Signature Marathon for Mother Earth». In this event, which was supported by the Pachamama Association, the Morenada Los Intocables Dance Group, the Morenada Fanatics Dance Group and the Son Ferriol Community Organization, a total of 2400 signatures were reached.
United States North
100 activists for peace in Boston, Miami, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, New York, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Washington D, C. Lakeland, FL and Orlando, Florida toured parks, festivals, streets and lakes to invite citizens to participate in the “Signature Marathon for Mother Earth." The activity resulted in a total of 1299 signatures.
United States South
During the marathon, US activists reached a total of 3680 signatures collected in the cities of Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, Houston, Nebraska, El Paso, San Marcos, Oklahoma, El Valle, Austin and Las Cruces, New Mexico, Alvin, Texas, Conroe, Spring West Columbia.
The activists collected signatures in different Shopping Centers, markets, and recreational places such as: Handscome Park, San Antonio Zoo and Los Lagartos Plaza in San Jacinto, El Paso.
In Ecuador 8361 signatures were collected, in cities such as Quito, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Riobamba, Ibarra, El Coca and Guayaquil; and in the cantons: Quevedo, Buena Fe, Rumiñahui, the Jewel of the Tsachas, Milagro, Machala, Huaquillas, Otavalo, and Santa Rosa.
The activists promoted the support for the Proclamation of the Constitution of the rights of Mother Earth in parks such as: The Bicentennial, La Carolina, El Ejido, Itchimbia, among others; in shopping centers, streets, markets, in the Captaincy of the Port of Francisco de Orellana and the University "UTEQ", of Canton Quevedo.
A total of 1,868 support signatures were collected in El Salvador. The activists focused on different parks in the country, including the Central Park of La Union, the Guzmán Park in San Miguel and the Isidro Menéndez Park in Santa Ana.
Also, GEAP volunteers met at the Raúl Francisco Munguía Park in Usulután, at Parque Libertad, at Parque Central and at the Market of the municipality of San Martin in the department of San Salvador.
In the departments of Chiquimula, San Marcos, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala City, Jutiapa, Escuintla, Villa Nueva, Antigua Guatemala and Sanarate, peace activists installed information modules to invite the community to support the Proclamation of the Constitution by the Rights of Mother Earth.
8073 signatures were collected in the international campaign organized by the GEAP in coordination with the San Carlos University of Guatemala, Quetzaltenango and Totonicapán, as well as the Galileo University of Totonicapán and municipal authorities.
10,000 Signatures on behalf of Planet Earth was the result of the Signature Marathon in Honduras, where peace activists from Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Trujillo, Tocoa, Olanchito, Roatan and Agua Blanca visited central plazas and shopping centers, to support this environmental proposal.
The marathon had the support of the Fire Department, municipal and government employees, National Police, medical staff of El Salvador Paredes Hospital, the Municipal and Environmental Tourism Unit, and cultural groups.
1071 activists from Coahuila, Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Guerrero, Yucatan, Chiapas, Tabasco, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Sonora, Morelos, Baja California, Campeche, San Luis Potosi, Quintana Roo, Tlaxcala and Michoacán, participated in the "Signature Marathon for Mother Earth".
The event that reached 67,904 signatures was supported by different personalities of municipal government, members of City Councils, staff of public and private institutions, indigenous peoples and the general public.
The GEAP volunteers installed modules in parks, squares, shopping centers, piers, plazas, tianguis, ejidos, subway stations, main avenues, markets, bus station, and in the emblematic Plaza de Armas and the Zócalo, to summon the citizen to support the rights of Mother Earth.
The Urracá Park of the City of Panama, was the scene where 12 activists presented to the citizens the opportunity to support the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth. As a result, 707 citizens answered the call and with their signature they joined this environmental proposal.
2770 inhabitants of several regions of Paraguay backed the initiative with their signature. In the Central Department activists visited the entrance of the Industrial Livestock Expo in the City of Mariano Roque Alonso, the Multiplaza Shopping and the Costanera del Rio Paraguay.
In the department of Alto Paraná, they toured the Bus Terminal in the city of Juan León Mallorquín and the Plazoleta in Ciudad del Este. Similarly, in the department of Itapuá, they arrived at the Bus Terminal and Commercial Circuit of Encamación.
In Lima, Constitutional Province of Callao, Piura, Huancayo, Satipo, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Tacna, Chincha, Moyobamba, 150 peace activists held the "Signature Marathon for Mother Earth", where they obtained 13,000 signatures for the preservation of the planet Earth. The event was attended by César Acuña Peralta, a Peruvian politician from the Alliance for Progress (APP) party.
Activists for peace in Puerto Rico visited beaches in the municipalities of Carolina, Vega Baja, Arecibo, Manatí, Fajardo and San Juan, to inform the public of the importance of adopting the Proclamation of the Constitution of the rights of the Mother Earth, reaching a total of 2,600 signatures for Mother Earth.
1092 Dominican citizens signed for the Mother Earth in a simultaneous journey made by the volunteers of the GEAP in two shopping centers of Santo Domingo Este municipality. This event was supported by the administration of C. C Plaza La Tierra in Megacentro and Plaza Coral Mall.
760 Activists for the peace of Venezuela focused on plazas, parks, shopping centers and cinemas to summon the Venezuelans to support with their signature the Proclamation of the Constitution of the Rights of Mother Earth. This day resulted in a total of 74,224 signatures in favor of the planet.