The preparation for activities responding to the Earth Hour 2016 Strategy

The Earth Hour 2016 Strategy is expected to continue contributing in the improvement of the awareness of people and society on energy saving and environmental protection, dealing with the climate change.

In year 2016, Vietnam continues responding to the Earth Hour Strategy with many effervescent activities. According to that, communication activities responding to the Earth Hour will be held in March 2016 in order to attract the concerns of organizations, companies and people participating in the strategy.

Recent years, Hanoi is always the leading city throughout the nation in the  execution of activities responding to the Earth Hour in Vietnam – Photo by Ng. Tuan

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

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

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

Vietnam officially participated in the Earth Hour Strategy 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 Targeted Program on using energy economically and efficiently.

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

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


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