HCMC marks Earth Hour 2019 with various activities

Update: 02/04/2019
HCMC joined thousands of cities worldwide to mark the Earth Hour 2019 campaign themed “Save Energy, Save Earth” last Saturday, March 30 with a host of activities.

A light turning-off ceremony was held at the Youth Cultural House in District 1, attracting more than 3,000 young people.

Running from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the event featured exciting games, a contest on knowledge about the Earth Hour campaign, music performances by famous artists including Lynk Lee, Le Thien Hieu, Monstar Band, Wild Salmon Band, and a flashmob performance by nearly 1,000 volunteers.

The lights were turned off from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the participants used their mobile phones’ flash lights to light up the area.

Prior to the light turning-off ceremony, more than 500 volunteers took part in a project to collect garbage along the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal and Thu Duc wholesale market, with approximately 200 tons of trash collected. The project was jointly held by HCMC Urban Environment Company and Earth Hour Viet Nam.

Earth Hour Vietnam also sold T-shirts with the Earth Hour logo to raise funds for environmental protection activities.

In addition, thousands of people wearing Earth Hour T-shirts cycled through major streets in the city such as Ton Duc Thang, Le Duan, and Pham Ngoc Thach to promote the community’s awareness of protecting the environment.

A stage performance at the event

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Since its debut in Sydney in 2007, the event has been added to the annual calendar of around 7,000 cities in 172 countries and territories worldwide. Viet Nam turned its lights off in 63 cities across the country on March 30 to support the campaign and call for actions to preserve the planet.

Source: SGT