A total of 2,700 trees were planted in the campus of Da Lat University in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on September 20.

The event, coorganised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Lam Dong provincial People’s Committee, responds to the “One million green trees” fund and the 2013 “Making the world cleaner” campaign.

The fund was jointly launched by the Vietnam Environment Administration and the Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) last year to call upon communities to plant more trees in residential and public areas in big cities nationwide.

Initiated in 1993 by Australia, the world cleaning campaign has been carried out globally by the United Nations, involving hundreds of millions of people from more than 130 countries and territories.

The campaign aims to raise public awareness of and responsibility for environmental protection and encourage people to take part in community activities and to use environmentally-friendly products.

Also on September 20, Lam Dong province hosted a seminar on the effective protection and exploitation of water resources in response to the campaign.-VNA