HANOI, March 2 (Xinhua) -- People's Committee of Vietnamese capital Hanoi will launch the Earth Hour 2017 campaign to raise public awareness of climate change adaptation and energy saving.
Themed "Turn off the lights to turn on the future", local residents will be encouraged to turn off unnecessary electric devices from 20:00-21:30 local time (13:00-14:30 GMT) on March 25, with a switch-off ceremony scheduled to take place at the city's August Revolutionary Square, reported the state-run news agency VNA on Thursday.
Numerous events to promote the campaign will also be held including cycling, running, competitions on environmental protection as well as energy saving and volunteering.
Organizations, schools, businesses and households will be encouraged to take part in the campaign.
Earth Hour campaign was first launched in Vietnam in 2009. More than 1,000 businesses and organizations across the country have joined the effort.
Earth Hour, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature, is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet.