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Vietnam saves over US$23,000 of electricity during Earth Hour
  • | VNS | March 26, 2023 04:39 PM
In a remarkable display of environmental solidarity, Vietnam saved a staggering 298,000 kWh of electricity, worth an estimated US$23,600, during Earth Hour on Saturday.

Lights along the Hoàn Kiếm walking street were switched off in response to the Earth Hour campaign. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức

The event took place between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm, as the nation joined the global initiative for the 15th consecutive year.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade spearheaded the campaign, which has received widespread support from 63 cities and provinces, including Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

This year's Earth Hour theme, "Saving electricity – Make it a habit," encourages citizens to embrace the simple yet significant act of turning off lights and unnecessary devices at home and in the workplace.

The ultimate goal is to promote a green future and help Vietnam achieve its commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, as pledged at the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 26).

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