Vietnam ranks top 4 among countries with the highest death rate due to pollution in the Western Pacific, with more than 71.300 deaths every year according to the "Pollution and Health Metrics" 2017 of Global Alliance on Health and Pollution
Is the average concentration of particulate matter present in the air of urban areas in Vietnam, triple the safe standard level (according to WHO)
Each person can consume up to 5g of microplastic every week. Equivalent to an ATM card, through food and daily activities. (*)
due to coal power plants, predicted for Vietnam in 2030 with the current rise in fossil fuel energy projects. (**)
(*) According to the research of Newcastle University and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
(**) According to the research of Greenpeace International, Harvard and Colorado Universities
As one of our efforts to reduce environmental pollution, we have inspired the “green and sustainable lifestyle” through our nationwide iChange project, encouraging Vietnamese people to change, practice green habits such as say no to single-use plastics, recycle and reuse more, cycle and walk,... Moreover, we also mobilized businesses to implement more sustainable business policies, use environmentally-friendly materials, develop strategies towards circular economy, reduce waste and pollutants that are harmful to the public health and environment.
A harmonious combination between fashion and music, the “No, thanks!” campaign with 8 “green” ambassadors: Châu Bùi, Bùi Công Nam, Kimmese, Helly Tống, Quang Đại, Trang Hý, Quỳnh Anh Shyn, Linn Nguyễn had brought the message of “Say no to single-use plastics” closer to the community. The campaign received the support of more than 40 Vietnamese artists to spread the environmental message, through the special “No, Thanks!” jacket that can transform into a multi-purpose bag made from 100% recycled denim.
“Clean Air, Blue Sky” campaign aims to raise the community’s awareness on air pollution via creative communications and arts such as photography, street art, story telling,... Moreover, the campaign had made an effort to connect organizations, scientific researchers, social activists, authorities, create “Coalition for clean air in the Southern regions” and aim towards the enactment of policies for clean air in Vietnam.
In collaboration with the French Embassy and COMPOSE Project, the campaign revolved around the story of scientists who received a message from the future of Homo-plastics - half humans half plastics - that give warnings about the future where humans will become Homo-plastics if we don’t change our single-use plastics consumption habits. The campaign also creates a website with information and interactive games, 2 animation videos about the story of Homo-plastics and the offline event “Plabstic Hub” with more than 1,8 million searches and 430.000 participants.
for our message about air pollution and plastic pollution from CHANGE’s campaign in 2018 - 2020.
in our projects to raise awareness, empower communities, and CHANGE’s campaigns in 2018 - 2020.
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