1,500 volunteers join climate change campaign in Vietnam

Over 1,500 volunteers from thirteen cities and provinces across the country agreed to participate in a global campaign on climate change titled “350.org”, to raise awareness throughout Vietnam, according to the coordination department of the global campaign on climate change.

Besides the major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, the central cities of Vinh, Hue, the highland cities of Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat, Do Son city in the northern province of Hai Phong, the northern province of Thai Binh, the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Phu Yen, and the Mekong delta provinces of Vinh Long and Ben Tre have committed their participation to the ‘350.org’ campaign.
After its official launch in August 2011, the global campaign on climate change has involved in various activities, such as ‘no straw campaign’ and action month for ‘greening of schools’ in Hanoi and HCMC.

Many activities such as hip-hop dancing and a climate change competition ‘Impression 350’, a photo contest ‘join hands to prevent climate change’’, will take place in the near future.

More than 500 members of the Youth Communist Union from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and employees of Coca-Cola company in Vietnam collected waste strewn along the seashore of Thuy Van in Vung Tau city.

This is the seventh time the company has conducted a campaign to collect waste from beaches, in a bid to raise awareness among people of the dangers of non-biodegradable products that are damaging the environment.

The campaign will be organized in the city Do Son in the northern province of Hai Phong on September 17.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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