|Young people line up to register for World Cleanup Day in HCM City on Saturday (Sept 15). – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Around 80 volunteers took part in World Cleanup Day organised by Việt Nam Sạch và Xanh (Việt Nam Clean and Green), cleaning streets in HCM City’s District 7 of trash on Saturday.
Nguyễn Hữu Nhân, one of the founders of Việt Nam Sạch và Xanh, said the voluntary organisation worked to raise awareness of littering in Việt Nam and its consequences for the environment.
"Events like these are good for changing people’s mindsets and motivating them to take action, but educating them about the importance of environmental protection is still critical," he said.
The organisation has carried out a number of similar campaigns for Earth Day and others. – VNS
|There were around 80 participants in all, both locals and expatriates. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
|Youths pick up trash on Nguyễn Văn Linh in District 7. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
|Matthieu Minier of Life Project for Youth (an NGO that helps disadvantaged youths) said the event is important for the community and events like this show that people are paying attention to the problem of littering. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
|Two women pick up trash at the Ông Lãnh Bridge pier. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
|Hồ Hoài Thanh, a student of RMIT, hopes the event can raise awareness (especially among youths) of Việt Nam’s serious littering and pollution problems. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|
|After hours of cleaning, several bags of trash are ready, some to be picked up by garbage trucks and others taken to a nearby garbage dump. – VNA/VNS Photo Việt Dũng|