Light off from 8.30 to 9.30 PM today remarks ten years Vietnam has joined the Earth Hour campaign with the slogan “Go more green”. Teenages left shopping centers, coffee shops, and houses to go out and participate in Earth Hour community activities.
Earth Hour, which annually takes place at the end of March, has become familiar with everybody, especially those in two big cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
As many as 63 cities and provinces across Vietnam, and over 7,000 cities and towns across 200 countries and territories over the world have joined the Earth Hour campaign this year on March 24.
Several locations in Hanoi’s downtown has lighted off in one hour:
|At Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi|
|McDonald’s Ho Guom|
|Trang Tien Plaza|
|Dinh Tien Hoang Street|
Vietnam first joined the Earth Hour campaign in 2009 as part of efforts to deliver on its commitments to reducing 8 per cent of greenhouse emission by 2030 in response to climate change.
Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in particular are always some of top ten cities in the world having so many environmental protection activities to promote Earth Hour campaign.
In 2017, up to 471,000 kWh of electricity was saved during one-hour light off. Many businesses and organisations across the country have joined the effort.
|The Trang Tien walking street fell in dark|
|Children playing with candles|
|Playing with light toys|
|Earth Hour event at the Hanoi Opera House Square|
|People watching Earth Hour event|
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 200 countries and territories with the participation of more than two billion people.
By Van Huong
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