Vietnam saves 353,000 kWh of electricity during Earth Hour 2021

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam saved 353,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to more than 28,600 USD, during one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on Saturday, when the entire country turned off unnecessary electric appliances in response to Earth Hour 2021, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.
Vietnam saves 353,000 kWh of electricity during Earth Hour 2021 - ảnh 1Vietnam saves more than 28,000 USD by turning off unnecessary lights and electronic appliances during Earth Hour 2021.

Themed “Speak up for nature”, this year’s event, launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, has received warm response from people across the country.

This year’s event aimed to highlight the connection between humans and nature and the correlation between species, prompting specific actions in saving energy so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Another target of the event is to calls on organisations and individuals to limit the use of single-use plasticsto wipe out plastic waste in the environment.

The campaign in Vietnam this year focused on communications activities via social networks.

Starting as a symbolic “lights out” event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. It has inspired and empowered individuals, communities, businesses, and organisations in 190 countries and territories to take action on climate change and environmental loss.

Earth Hour – an initiative of the WWF - is the largest social event in the world, which has been observed in 7,000 cities and towns across 172 countries and territories.

Vietnam first joined the drive in 2009.