More than 1,500 Vietnamese volunteers in 16 provinces will participate in the Moving Planet Day this September 24, a campaign packed with activities to raise environmental awareness organized by the international organization 350.org.vn.
Singer Doan Trang will participate in 350.org campaign Photo: 350.org.vn
On this day, people are encouraged to walk or get on a bike to move the planet away from fossil fuels and push it towards a safe climate future.
In Hanoi, the event will take place in Thong Nhat Park at 6.30-11am. at the event, hundreds of people wearing conical hats will line up to form the number 350. Besides there will be an award ceremony for a photo contest on climate change. Local artists like Tung Duong, Khanh Linh, Duong Cam will perform songs related to the environment.
In Ho Chi Minh City, 350 volunteers will ride bicycles around the city starting from the Notre Dame Cathedral in the morning. A show called “Moving arts for climates” will take place at Labor Cultural House in District 1 featuring the exhibition of a big picture made from recycled straws and performances with skating boards, rollerblades and BMX bikes.
|Singers My Tam, Doan Trang, Thao Trang will sing at the event.
This is the third time Vietnam has participated in the Moving Planet campaign and the first time ever it has become a nation-wide event.
The campaign 350.org is designed to fight climate change and has been launched in 188 countries. 350 means 350ppm – the maximum safe level for the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere according to scientists’ latest calculation.
The current CO2 concentration is at 393ppm, so there is an urgent need to engage in prompt actions to avoid serious consequences caused by climate change.