(VOV) - A ceremony was held in Hanoi on March 25 as part of the 2012 Earth Hour campaign to raise public awareness of energy saving and environmental protection.
The event was organised by the Vietnam 350 Club, sponsored by the British Council in Vietnam, the Green Generation Network and the Living and Learning Centre for Environment and Community. It attracted young people and environmental activitists.
Hoang Duc Minh, a member of Vietnam 350 Club, emphasized that the event responds to Earth Hour 2012, which provides an opportunity for young people to join hands and take action to combat climate change for a cleaner environment for the next generation.
Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that began in 2007, aiming to call on individuals, businesses and governments to turn off lights for one hour to demonstrate their interest in fighting climate change and promoting sustainability for a better environment.
Last year, 128 nations around the world volunteered to become involved in the programme. This year, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 31, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.