Provinces and cities pledge to turn off lights as Earth Hour launched in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry of Trade (MOIT) has launched the Earth Hour campaign with all 63 provinces and centrally-governed cities stating that unnecessary lights will be turned off on March 24.

The launching of the Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam
The launching of the Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam

With the message “Go More Green”, the campaign seeks to encourage businesses and society as a whole to take part in activities that save energy, protect the environment and respond to climate change.

Lights are expected to go off in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and other cities for one hour from 8h30-9h30pm on March 24.

Nguyen Thi Lam Giang, an MOIT official, said that everyone can join the Earth Hour by switching off their unnecessary lighting and other electrical devices during the 60 minutes.

She added that the campaign is not only about the amount of energy saved during the hour but is also significant in raising the awareness of each citizen and the whole of society about environmental protection and climate change issues.

Vietnam has participated in Earth Hour, a movement organised by the World Wildlife Fund, since 2009. Last year, Earth Hour saved Vietnam 471,000 kilowatt hours.