Date(s) - 22/04/2017
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Environment pollution, especially littering, has been a major problem all over the world, including Vietnam. Coming from the urgent need to reduce this matter, Earth Day was celebrated for the very first time on April, 22, 1970. It activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, it has become one of the largest civic observance in the world and annually encouraged more than 200 million people in 141 countries to take part in through Earth Day Network. In 2016, Earth Day’s theme was Trees for the Earth, with an ambitious goal of planting 7.8 billion trees – one for every person on the planet – by Earth Day 2020. This year, the theme for Earth Day 2017 is Environmental and Climate Literacy. It is believed that before we can solve the dire environmental threats facing us in the 21st century, we must build a global citizenry knowledgeable in environmental science and fluent in local and global ecological issues.
In the hope of spreading meaningful messages of Earth Day and responding to this environmental protection movement, on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, AmCham is cooperating with “Viet Nam Sach & Xanh” to hold a cleanup event at some places in Ho Chi Minh City. This cleanup activity mainly aims at raising awareness of environmental protection as well as creating a social movement on keeping our living conditions clean and green.
At the moment, we have fulfilled the number of volunteers at all three districts. Thank you very much for your time and interest during previous time.
Who should join?
Participants can be from all walks of life, including business people, government employees, workers, diplomats, expatriates and students in Ho Chi Minh city; especially our AmCham company’s members.
|08:15 – 08:30||Welcoming Sponsors and Volunteers|
|08:30 – 08:45||Briefing, diving volunteers into teams and distributing cleaning materials|
|08:45 – 10:15||Cleaning up time|
|10:15 – 10:30||Debriefing, collecting garbage and tools|
Registration link (Closed now)
For sponsorship, please contact Mr. Tue at 0168.9900.921 or [email protected] for partner support.
Deadline to register for the event: April 07, 2017.
District 1 (the number of expected volunteers is full)
-Location: Tao Dan Park to Pham Ngu Lao Park.
-Gathering at: Indochine Park Tower, Le Quy Don Street.
-Expected number of volunteers: Max 150. (full)
District 2 (the number of expected volunteers is full)
-Location: Neighborhood 6’s Park, 204B Alley, Nguyen Van Huong Str., Thao Dien, D2
-Gathering: in front of Kien Bao Car Garage.
-Expected number of volunteers: Max 150.
District 7 (the number of expected volunteers is full)
-Location: Outside area of University RMIT, 702 Nguyen Van Linh St, D.7.
-Gathering at Lobby Area behind the main gate of RMIT.
-Expected number of volunteers: 200.
During the previous years, Vietnam Sach&Xanh has successful organized many environmental events, having larger and larger influence on society.
In 2015 and 2016, over 25 companies together with more than 3000 participants joined in the “Community Clean-Up” event. That program helped to collect about 6,000 kg litter in public ares. In addition, “The Green Ribbon” held in 2013 an 2014 also brought amazing results. There were up to 15 universities in HCM City, Hanoi, Can Tho & Central Highlands involved. 66,000 green ribbons, which represented for 66,000 promises not to throw trash untidily, were delivered. This event finally attracted the attention of ar least 100,000 people to the the movement against littering.
For more information, visit website: http://vietnamsachvaxanh.org/vi/ or contact Mr. Tue at 0168.9900.921 or [email protected]