On 17 March, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Vietnam, in collaboration with the VNGO Live&Learn, took action for the Earth Hour 2012 “You and I, we act together” campaign by organizing this year’s Earth Song event at L’Espace in Hanoi. More than 300 young people from Hanoi participated in this event which also marked the start of a series of RLS activities in support of Climate Change projects.
The Earth Song 2012 was a unique opportunity to sensibilize the youth to act in a more sustainable way and do something positive for the environment. The screening of video clips in combination with an attractive music program, including the performances of the very popular bands So Good Fusion and Sign In and the famous singer Dinh Manh Ninh, turned the event into a real festival that inspired the audience to take steps towards a cleaner and safer future. The message that was shared was not just about saving energy for one hour, but to go beyond the Earth Hour with lasting, behaviour-changing actions for a sustainable planet.
Ms. Nadja Charaby, Country Representative of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Vietnam said: “I hope the event today will help us to raise awareness and change behavior, turning words into action to protect our planet and fight climate change.”
For Dinh Manh Ninh, famous singer and artist who has participated in previous Earth Hour campaigns: “The Earth Song and Earth Hour are very meaningful events.” He is confident that “youth will contribute to the effort of protecting our environment and begin to take action to save energy by turning off lights and reducing waste.”
Hoang Duc Minh, one of three youth representatives from Vietnam having participated in the International Summit on Climate Change in Denmark, said: “I am delighted that the Earth Song program today received support from numerous young people. I hope the program will help connecting young people, spread hope and enthusiasm and encourage them to act together for a better and more sustainable world”.