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Vietnam turns off light to echo “Earth Hour”

Vietnam turns off light to echo “Earth Hour”

The “Earth Hour” movement in Vietnam began at the capital city Hanoi Sunday, which held the turning-off lights activities in advance to call for large public participation to show love for the Earth.

According to Vietnamese media reports, in order to echo “Earth Hour 2015,” the local authorities invited undergraduates and youths doing cycling and cleaning on the streets, and so on in Hanoi, and hoped people could know more about the climate change.

On Sunday at 8:30-9:30 pm, department stores, hotels, landmarks, tourist spots, businesses turned off the non-essential lights and other electric equipment to reduce demand for energy.

Vietnam upholds highly the “Earth Hour” movement. In 2009 there were only 6 districts took part in the event, but today, 63 provinces joined the Earth Day campaign. Based on the statistics, Vietnam saved a total of 430,000 kWh of electricity at last year’s one hour light off.

“Earth Hour” is the worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2007 to promote the concept of environmental protection, and Vietnam joined it in 2009.

Updated : 2021-05-08 09:46 GMT+08:00