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Earth Hour

Started in 2007  as a lights-off event in Sydney to raise  awareness of climate change, Earth Hour has become a global conservation movement that achieved many remarkable results. The changes are created by the collective strength of all participants.

In 2016, we want to raise individual power and take the symbolism of the ‘lights out’ into digital space. Four weeks to EH, an emotional story will be told on of how and why climate change affects people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Intrigued by the compelling story, motivated viewers can take a DIGITAL ACTION (i.e. donate their social feed) to exponentially spread the message of change climate change through their social network

Earth Hour 2016 will be held on Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 8:30 pm.

Always led by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Earth Hour 2015 campaign officially spread from the Kick Off event at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi (on February 7, 2015). Then, a series of activities took place during March in every province and city in the country, especially in Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.The message "Saving energy in response to climate change" was communicated and transmitted to the young community in various forms, such as cycling fans, parades, handouts of flyers, posters and advocating for commitment.

2014 is the first year in the 3rd period of Earth Hour’s 10 years strategy. WWF focuses on engaging individuals and communities to share ideas and donate in order to change policies and raise funds to mobilise major projects that reduce the impact of climate change on a global scale. In this year Earth Hour Blue was launched, an all-new digital crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet to capture the power of the crowd and engage people around the world beyond the lights out event.

In 2012 Earth Hour had become a well-known and widely anticipated annual event in Vietnam. Realising the immense expansion of Earth Hour, WWF handed over the campaign to the communities and became the technical supporter for the event. Since 2012, any organisation and agency is able to host their own Earth Hour event.
In 2012, being fully aware of the tremendous impact of the campaign, the Ministry of Industry and Trade formally took over the organisation of  Earth Hour in Vietnam on behalf of the government. Under the leadership of The Ministry the campaign was launched all over the country and engaged 63 provinces and cities. Thousands of organisations and millions of people responded to the call of the campaign and committed to act for the environment.

This was the third year for successfully organizing Earth Hour in Vietnam. Earth Hour then became  not only an  awareness event, but also a campaign calling on every individual and organisation to act for the environment.
The highlight night event was held in Hue City. The main success of the campaign was the involvement of 30 provinces and cities in Vietnam, the biggest scale so far. More than 6,000 businesses and individuals registered on the website of Earth Hour, and about 100 volunteer organisations across the country took part in the campaign.
This year marked a significant growth of the Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam and over the world. 20 provinces and cities in Vietnam and thousands of cities in 126 countries and territories around the world switched off their lights for one hour to send out the strong message that we need to act against climate change together.
In Vietnam many governmental organisations and thousands of volunteers joined and supported Earth Hour campaign that year. The night event in Ho Chi Minh City attracted about 5,000 participants. Many activities to raise awareness were organised as part of the campaign such as: educational programs about climate change in schools, a bike road show, and  an exhibition about climate change. More than 5 million people visited the website of Earth Hour in Vietnam, thousands of companies and individuals registered for participating in the campaign.

Vietnam first joined the global Earth Hour campaign in 2009 with6 cities participating, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Can Tho, engaging thousands of individuals, organisations and institutions.
The main Earth Hour event was held at the Hanoi Opera House Square and was a great success. The event attracted over 3,000 people, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Commitees, the Minister of  Industry and Trade and the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam - Mr. Hoang Trung Hai.

In 2016, we want to take the symbolism of the ‘lights out’ into the digital space because  our planet needs an ‘EXPONENTIAL’ change.

Contact us

Nguyen Thuy Quynh (Ms.)
Communication Manager
Tel: 844 37193049 Ext: 126
Fax: 84 4 37193048

Lights off, idea up 2016

With financial and technical support from WWF-Vietnam, BOO Ltd. company will conduct the campaign “Lights off - ideas up 2016"which features three key messages:
Earth Hour – City Challenge - Power Sector Vision (Renewable Energy)
The campaign includes a series of creative awareness-raising eventsacross Vietnam and a celebrating festival to be held in Hanoi on 19 March, expecting 10,000 participants. Different interactive activities will be designed to engage individuals and collectives in changing climate change.

What is Earth Hour ?

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Earth Hour is a global environmental campaign parented by WWF that was initiated in Sydney in 2007 to raise awareness of people from all around the world of climate change. The campaign calls on all supporters to switch off the lights and unnecessary electricity for an hour from 8.30 to9.30 on the last Saturday night of March every year. Since 2007,  Earth Hour has become a huge campaign, engaging more than 162 countries and territories worldwide.

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