Foreigners collect rubbish around West Lake
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VietNamNet Bridge – Many foreign people and students joined hands to clean up the West Lake of Hanoi in the morning of Sunday, April 22, on the occasion of Earth Day.
This program was held by an international school in Hanoi, drawing the participation of Vietnamese a
nd foreign parents and students. Last year, this activity attracted over 200 people.
This year, the number rose to more than 400. People were divided into ten teams, with 15-20 members each.
They collected rubbish around the lake. The organizing board prepared over 500 pairs of gloves and plastic bags for participants.
Doctors from an international hospital in Hanoi told people about safe methods. Manfred from Germany. Joy from the US. Kids. Ms. Filipa from Portugal led a team of ten kids to collect rubbish on To Ngoc Van road. “Ms. Filipa says that we have to clean up all glass pieces because they are very
dangerous,” says student Tran Nguyen Anh Quan. Mr. Marin and his wife from Britain. They also joined the program last year. “All staff in my company participated in this activity,” says Nhung, from a travel firm in Hanoi. “Last year only two families from my club took part in this program, but this year we have six
families. This is a useful weekend activity that helps educate kids how to love the earth and the
environment,” says Ms. Doan Minh Hoai from the EC2 Club. The Bike Free Club was inaugurated the same day, encouraging people to use bicycles. Also on the day, the US Ambassador to Vietnam, David Bruce Shear,
participated in planting trees along Ngoc Khanh Lake, Hanoi in response to Earth Day.