8h30: PM, Saturday 31 March 2012
|Press conference on Earth Hour 2010's sucesses|
|Friday, 19 February 2010 07:49|
At this press conference, government agencies, donors and thousands of volunteers have been praised for the support and help their for these activities took place across Vietnam during the 2 months before the Earth Hour event. These activities include education programs in schools about climate change, bicycle parades, green travel program (series of media events at universities), propaganda in public places , and at night the Earth Hour event has the participation of about 2,000 people in Ho Chi Minh.
Ms. Julianne Becker, Head of Communications, WWF Vietnam, said "This year Earth Hour has received enormous support in Vietnam."
Ms. Becker said "Vietnam has some 5,000 individuals and businesses to register formally committed to participate and turn off the lights to express our wish to contribute to the solution to the problem of climate change. Now is the time we need to move into action by mobilizing family, friends, and the international community by the same practical action against climate change. "
Awards were also announced and awarded to winners in contests related to the Earth Hour organized by WWF Vietnam.
In this competition, students in secondary school made lanterns and painted to express desire for a bright future and sustainability. Students and creative photographers, both professional and amateur, have submitted hundreds of pictures and video vividly describe how their perspectives on climate change and the Earth Hour campaign.
Dang Duc Ke, grand prize winner of Earth Hour Photo with picture father and son lit lanterns during the Earth Hour has expressed concern about the impact of climate change for Vietnam: "We are seeing increasing impact of climate change from temperature changes to major disasters such as storms and floods."
The winning authors were awarded the power saving devices from the donor LG Vietnam and the recording devices from Canon donor. The photos and videos of winners will be posted on the print and website of Saigon Tiep Thi and on the website of WWF. Moreover, the photos and videos will be used in the Earth Hour campaign the next year to raise community awareness about climate change.
This year marks the second time Vietnam has officially join Earth Hour. The results of numerous attempts to communicate with the public about the serious impact that climate change could cause the country, is that more than 5 million users have visited official website of Earth Hour Vietnam. Nearly two thousand people despite heavy rain overnight has attended an official event in Ho Chi Minh City last March 27, and thousands of people and businesses throughout the country have registered and participating in global campaign against this climate change.
Information lantern winners
Global warming - Let them protect the environment
Drawing contest winners
Information of image winners
Update winners videos
Information design competition winners T-shirt