The Green Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam was launched with a ceremony at the Youth Culture House in District 1, HCM City, on March 14.

Dancer Quang Dang and singer Quynh Anh, the campaign’s ambassadors, unveiled the “Earth Mascot”- an original product made from used plastic bottles - as the campaign’s message about environmental protection, energy conservation and recycling.

Besides the Earth Hour campaign’s traditional action of switching off unnecessary lights and electrical equipment for an hour, many projects were kicked off at the ceremony such as “20s for the Earth Hour”, which calls on people to turn off their vehicles when they stop for more than 20 seconds at a red light to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions.

Volunteers will be dispatched to schools under the “Green Sprout for the Earth” programme to help create more environment-friendly and energy-saving school models, and the “Green Energy” project will encourage households throughout the city to conserve electricity by giving gifts to those who cut their power consumption by five percent.-VNA