Preparation for activities responding to Earth Hour 2016 Campaign

The Earth Hour 2016 Campaign is expected to contribute more in the improvement of the awareness among people and society on energy saving and environmental protection, dealing with the climate change.

In 2016, Vietnam continues to respond to the Earth Hour Campaign with many effervescent activities. Accordingly, communication activities responding to the Earth Hour will be held in March 2016 in order to attract organizations, companies and people to enthusiastically participate in the strategy.

In recent years, Hanoi is always the leading city throughout the country in the  performance of activities responding to the Earth Hour in Vietnam – Photo by Ng. Tuan

Besides, the campaign also mobilizes lots of organizations, companies and people to turn off unnecessary lights and electrical equipment during the Earth Hour event, from 20:30 PM to 21:30 PM on 19 March 2016.

Every small action by people such as turning off unnecessary electrical equipment, turning off the water taps, closing doors when using air conditioners etc., will create big meaning in energy saving, contributing in reduction of  CO2 emission, reducing impacts caused by climate change.

Besides propagandizing and mobilizing the local people, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) also requested Hanoi People’s Committee to cooperate with this ministry to organize an official event to respond to the Earth Hour 2016 which will take place from 20:30 PM to 21:30 PM on date 19 March 2016.

Vietnam officially participated in the Earth Hour Campaign from 2009 with many activities in 6 provinces and cities. In year 2012, MOIT is a unit to coordinate Earth Hour’s activities in Vietnam with series of activities combined with activities of National Target Program on using energy economically and efficiently.

In year 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Campaign has received supports of the Government, organizations, companies and people nationwide. The whole 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam held their activities to respond to the Earth Hour Campaign at the same time.

In year 2015, the total energy saved from the light-off ceremony on 22 March in Hanoi and on 28 March in provinces was 520,000 kWh, equivalent to VND 850 million.

  • 23/02/2016 01:54