The running event “Green Vietnam Journey” was held in the framework of the Component 4 Education and Awareness Raising of the project "Demonstration of Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) in Open Burning Practices in Response to the Stockholm Convention on POPs". The running event contributes to the call to “reduce open burning and segregate waste to protect the environment” among the population.
The event was organized at 19-5 High School, Tu Son Commune, Kim Boi District, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam last 23 September 2017 in collaboration with the campaign entitled “Clean Up the World” 2017.
Over 500 people attended the event. Participants came from the Youth Union, the Women's Union, and the Elderly Union. The students, pupils, soldiers, environmental authorities, and numerous journalists and reporters started the run from the 19/5 High school and finished at Du Sang fork whose the total length was 1.7 km along the Inter-district Road.
On the way back from Du Sang fork to 19/5 High school, the participants cleaned up domestic wastes discharged by many households located on both sides of the road.
After the running session, a Lucky Draw Session was organized, and awards were presented to 20 winners of the “Green Vietnam Journey” event.
Merchandizes such as over-the-street banners, lamp-post banners, standees and 500 T-shirts and hats were designed and given to the runners. A trailer to promote the Running Event was broadcasted on the mass media (link of the trailer available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6jETBG-A8Y&feature=youtu.be)..
Thanks to numerous articles and reportages produced by reporters from the central and local media, the call for the reduction of open burning has reached to a larger number of the population across the country.
Figure 1. Launching ceremony of the Campaign “Clean Up the World” 2017 combining the Running Event
Figure 2. The running event was started by the young people
Figure 3. The citizens-participants of Hoa Binh province with handheld-fan promoting 3Rs
Figure 4. Coming back from Du Sang fork to 19/5 High school, combining cleaning up the running route
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