|Students learn about sustainable lifestyles at Ecoweek, which began on Friday at the HCM City University of Economics. — Photo courtesy of the organiser|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — University students and other young people interested in an eco-friendly lifestyle are participating in Ecoweek that kicked off on Friday at the HCM City University of Economics.
The six-day event with the theme “A journey to an eco-lifestyle” is held as part of a project called “Scaling up and mainstreaming innovative approaches on ecological movement into activities of universities” funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Institute in Southeast Asia and run by the Centre for Community Initiatives and the Environment in 2018-20.
Seventy students from the university have been chosen for a training course as part of Ecoweek on selected topics such as responsible tourism, proper use of water, sustainable food consumption, garbage-free environment, gardening, and environment-friendly shopping.
The trainees are encouraged to apply the knowledge they acquire in their community.
They will get a hands-on experience in making compost, organic soap and bamboo items.
The event also features an exhibition showcasing products and projects related to the environment by non-profit organisations, social enterprises and clubs in the city.
It is expected to attract 500 visitors. —VNS