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Earth Hour sees 485,000 kWh saved

Released at: 19:10, 26/03/2018

Earth Hour sees 485,000 kWh saved

Photo: Hai Van

All 63 cities and provinces turned out the lights for an hour on March 24.

by My Van

According to the National Center for Electricity System Modernization, Earth Hour on March 24 resulted in 485,000 kWh of electricity worth VND834 million ($36,560) being saved.

Along with many other countries and some 7,000 cities worldwide, all of Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces joined the Earth Hour campaign by turning off lights and other appliances for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

The theme of this year’s Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam was “Go More Green”, calling on all organizations, individuals, families and businesses to jointly act to save energy and protect the environment for a green and sustainable society.

Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with 187 countries and billions of people around the world taking part.

Not only contributing to saving electricity, the Earth Hour 2018 campaign also raises awareness about energy use and efficiency, to promote socioeconomic sustainability, environmental protection, and active responses to global climate change.

The Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam was organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and supervised by the Department for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, with support coming from many businesses.

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) Youth Union Program in 2018 will be held during Youth Month and celebrate the 87th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth League. The program was launched at all affiliated units and has received an active response from youth unions in EVN. As well as turning out the lights for an hour on March 24, youth union members also practice electricity saving and push electricity savings at units within the organization.

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