Youth undertake environmental awareness campaign

More than 1,000 young people from 11 cities and provinces around the country took part in an environmental awareness program on December 27. The youth rode bicycles and performed activities aimed at raising awareness about the negative impacts of using plastic bags.

Young people in Ho Chi Minh City create pictures using plastic on December 27 to spread a message about the importance of environmental protection. (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

The event was organized by the Global Citizen Program, Vietnam Association for Conversation of Nature and Environment, and the Cycling For Environment (C4E) club.

In Ho Chi Minh City, more than 30 young people gathered at Tao Dan Park, District 1 for a cycling tour in the city.

Others created pictures using plastic to spread a message about the importance of environmental protection.

La Thuy Diem Hang, a student from the HCM City University of Science said she hopes that as a result of the project, people will reduce their use of plastic bags.

On the same day, more than 10,000 students took part in a walk at Tan Phu Ward, district 7 to raise funds to build 200 toilets for Vietnamese children. The event was organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Committee of HCM Communist Youth Union in collaboration with Vietnam Unilever Company.

Vim, a trademark of Vietnam Unilever, donated VND 1.5 billion during the walk to start the publicly-funded project.

In Hanoi, members of C4E created a large globe out of plastic measuring 2 meters in diameter. The model will be sold at auction with the money going to buy lifejackets for children who live near waterways.

Soures: SGGP, Tuoi Tre; translated by T.Huong

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