|Earth Hour 2023 Campaign is launched (Photo: qdnd.vn)
An online contest for Earth Hour has been organized for the first time by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, on the website tietkiemnangluong.com.vn. The contest launched from March 17 to 31 has attracted thousands of people, especially young people.
Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu, Deputy Head of the Department of Energy Saving and Sustainable Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said: “We hope our online Earth Hour contest will attract a lot of contestants, especially young people and students. We want them better understand the benefits of saving electricity and energy as part of the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”
Earth Hour is held every March which is also Youth Month with various activities organized nationwide. Over the years, the Earth Hour campaign has attracted many Vietnamese young people.
“Responding to Earth Hour and forming a habit of saving electricity will help reduce living costs for a student like me as well as contribute to the global effort to save energy.”
“The Earth Hour campaign makes our Earth greener. We have strengthened communications on energy saving and encouraged other people not to litter around and keep the surrounding environment clean.”
« We should take action to save energy and protect the environment by not littering, planting trees, and using public transport.”
Held on the last Saturday of March every year, the Earth Hour campaign attracts people’s attention to the current environment crisis and seeks for measures to protect the environment.
|Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu, Deputy Head of the Department of Energy Saving and Sustainable Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Photo: nhandan.vn)
The campaign aims to raise the community’s awareness on the significance of energy saving and efficiency to protect the environment and respond to climate change. Mr. Trinh Quoc Vu again: “The communities are called on to save electricity, save energy, and protect the environment not just in one hour, but every individual, community and business must practice it regularly throughout the 365 days of the year. The Earth Hour’s message has become widespread to the community and businesses.”
Saving electricity should be made a habit towards a green future, and achieving the goal of net zero emissions by 2050 as committed by Vietnam at the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 26).
Last year, Vietnam saved 309,000 kWh of electricity by switching off the lights for one hour during Earth Hour.