What is new in March?
March is the month of women’s day and also the month of youth, enthusiasm, and dynamism. March is also noticed by international events calling for community activities: World Water Day – March 22, Vietnam Social Work Day – March 25, Earth Hour Day – March 27, … Accompanying the event were exciting activities, receiving the response from the community, showing the increasing concern of people to social and environmental activities.
So let’s review some of the community news and highlights in March!
[10/3] Tokyo Olympic – The Olympic Games for gender equality
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (which will take place in 2021 but still keep the same name) say this year’s Summer Olympics will aim at gender equality.
[19/03] UNICEF warns of the growing lack of available water to meet children’s needs.
More than 1.42 billion people worldwide, including 450 million children, are living in highly vulnerable or severely vulnerable areas.
[22/03] Vietnam may lack of cleaning water in the next 10 years because of pollution
Pollution is one of the main causes of water shortages. According to the report, at present, more than 70% of the water in rivers nationwide cannot be used for drinking or bathing. World Bank forecasts show that, if this pollution cannot be resolved, Vietnam not only lacks clean water to use but also has to buy water at high prices and lose up to 4% of GDP by 2035.
[27/03] Vietnam saves 353,000 kWh of electricity in one light-off hour in response to Earth Hour 2021
After 1 hour of turning off the lights in response to the Earth Hour 2021 campaign last night (March 27), the whole country saved 353,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to about 658.1 million VND.
[28/03] Get free socks made from … plastic bottles
On weekends, young people bring plastic bottles to Team Re. Socks group to exchange lovely socks to spread the message of green living, raising awareness in protecting the environment. Trading activities will take place until 19:00 on March 28 at 169 Tran Huy Lieu, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City. After the operation, 50% of the profits will be contributed to the clean and green Vietnam organization.