A global campaign to fight climate change was launched in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday by campaign Goodwill Ambassador Tran Thi Huong Giang and some coordinators.
Miss Grand Slam Asia 2009 Huong Giang at the ceremony to launch the Campaign 350.org in HCMC on August 11 Photo: Tuoi Tre
“I want to become part of Campaign 350.org as it relates to the existence of myself and everyone around me,” said Miss Grand Slam Asia 2009 Huong Giang.
With the theme “Moving Planet,” the campaign calls on people to use bicycles, reduce the use of fossil energy and recycle waste, she said.
Giang said when she took part in the campaign last year, she kept a vegetarian diet and always put the air-conditioner at home at 26 degrees Celcius.
This year, one of the suggestions highlighted by the campaign is that home and building owners should paint their property white to reflect the sun heat and save air-conditioning energy, Giang said.
As part of the campaign, a climate camp will be held in the Can Gio ecological area, HCM City, to train people about climate change and help affected residential areas.
Campaigners will mobilize thousands of people to ride bicycles or go on foot on the campaign’s global day of action, September 24.
Initiated in 2007 by American writer Bill Mckibben, Campaign 350.org is operating in 188 countries.
The Campaign welcome all initiatives and plans that can help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from 392 parts per million to below 350, campaign co-ordinator Hoang Thi Minh Hong said.
Further information about Campaign 350.org is available at www.350.org.vn and www.facebook.com/vietnam350.