Starting from the idea of Earth Hour in the city only made in 2007 by Sedney World Wildlife Fund for Nature (World Wildlife Fund-WWF) initiative, so far, after 4 years, this campaign has become a volunteer activities of global significance.
To further promote the success of the campaign, this year, Earth Hour (Contest) not only calls for personal commitment to action that turn off lights for one hour more than that, will commit to daily action, continuous action for a sustainable future for our shared planet. And to encourage all individuals and organizations to share their activities are implemented to minimize human impacts on the environment, WWF has created a forum in 11 languages www.beyondthehour.org website ( including Vietnamese), which allows government organizations and global citizens share the positive actions for the environment, explore and learn the appropriate action.
In Vietnam, WWF Vietnam also has the message: "Turn off the lights 60 minutes - 365 Days of Action for Climate Change." Ms. Tran Minh Hien, WWF Vietnam director, said in response messages are expected this year's Contest, Contest Site of Vietnam (www.earthhour.org.vn) will create a more flexible interface with some new content to encourage visitors to think and practical action for the environment during a year.
After Hanoi (2009), Vietnam (2010) and this year's Hue (2011), WWF Vietnam's representative has received official letters of the MPC. Danang proposal to host the 2012 Contest. This really is a valuable incentive for BTC because the campaign has proved its attractiveness. "The Contest is really a great significance in Vietnam, in addition to contributing to global goals on climate change against, Contest in Vietnam is still contributing to the national target for energy saving quantity "- Ba Hien said.
Along with the campaign, Contest in Vietnam also responded from the Green Generation Network in Vietnam (Vietnam Green Generation Network) in collaboration with Living and Learning Center for Environment & Community (Live & Learn), Center training and communications environment of the General Department of Environment (CETAC) launched the "G60 + - Earth Hour and beyond" with many activities taking place on the different locations (which may refer to sequence of events At www.thehexanh.net website, or register to participate in the campaign responded by http://tinyurl.com/g60-plus link).
In 2010, Contest marks a voluntary action for environmental largest in history with the participation of 128 countries and the response of nearly 5,000 cities worldwide. In Vietnam, there are 20 provinces participating in the Contest and save 500,000 kWh of statistics on the entire national electricity system.