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Peru: Cusco, Arequipa, Piura and Tacna join Earth Day 2010 campaign

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Peruvian cities of Cusco, Arequipa, Piura and Tacna will join this year’s Earth Hour campaign scheduled for March 27 in which million people on every continent turn off the lights for 60 minutes in order to increase awareness about saving energy and protecting the environment.

According to Lizet Contreras -head of Environmental Education at the provincial municipality of Cusco- a series of activities to raise public awareness are under way by environmental groups consisting of students from different schools.

"We will coordinate with teachers and those in charge of environmental groups so that students can go into the streets in their neighborhoods and promote a culture of saving and rational use of energy in order to help minimize the impacts of climate change," she said.

In Arequipa different activities are being planned for Earth Hour through the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management," said Dante Pinto.

In Piura, people will reduce the greenhouse gases by planting trees among the activities prior to this global campaign.

Tacna will launch a cardboard, paper and plastics recycling campaign on March 27 from :8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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