Hanoi’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 25 launched a campaign in response to 2014 Earth Hour.

The campaign aims to raise offices and individuals’ awareness of effectively using energy and reducing environmental pollution.

The department’s director Chu Phu My asked its staff and farmers to save energy and turn off all unnecessary equipment for one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on March 29.

Initiated by the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Earth Hour was first held in Sydney in 2007.

Vietnam joined the event in 2009.-VNA