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Zoom in "World Cleanup Day" in Hanoi
Updated at Sunday, 16 Sep 2018, 17:52
Thousands of people have spent their weekend day collecting garbage around Hanoi in an event named "World Cleanup Day" along with millions of volunteers in 150 countries across the globe.
Conceived 10 years ago in Estonia as part of the Let’s Do It! World movement, "World Cleanup Day" harnesses the power of everyday people — 4% of the global population — to work towards one goal: a clean and healthy planet.
The event was organized on September 15 by Keep Hanoi Clean (KHC), a social enterprise founded in 2016 by James Joseph Kendall — a long-term American resident of Hanoi, who was concerned about the levels of trash in and around his neighbourhood. KHC kicked off when James rallied a group of friends to clean up an area where trash was dumped in and around a storm water canal.  
“KHC joined this event because we wanted to show our solidarity with global citizens committed to a sustainable planet,” said Douglas Snyder, General Director of KHC. “We are thrilled to create an opportunity for Hanoians to connect with this world-wide event.”
Bruno Angelet, EU Ambassador to Vietnam, one of the event's volunteer said: “Today, together with the Vietnamese friends, we want to clean up Hanoi”.
The joining of EU delegation in this event also marked the beginning of the European Climate Diplomacy Week in Vietnam, which is jointly held by the EU delegation in Vietnam and other European embassies, with the aim of raising awareness on environmental protection and climate change.

Some photos of the "World Cleanup Day" in Hanoi on September 15:
James Joseph Kendall (L) - founder of the Keep Hanoi Clean -an organization that partner with EU Delegation to hold the event
James Joseph Kendall (L), founder of the Keep Hanoi Clean- the organizer of the World Cleanup Day in Hanoi, instructs volunteers to collect garbage.
Vollunteers of the "clean up" activity at Hanoi walking street, one of 15 sites where the event "Keep Hanoi clean" takes place
Volunteers gather at Hanoi walking street, one of 15 sites where the event "World Cleanup Day" takes place.
People gather early in the morning to take part in the event
People gather from early in the morning to take part in the event
Volunteers start their "clean up" journey around Hoan Kiem Lake
Volunteers start their "clean up" journey around Hoan Kiem Lake
EU Ambassador to Vietnam Bruno Angelet collects the garbage in Hoan Kiem Lake
EU Ambassador to Vietnam Bruno Angelet collects garbage at Hoan Kiem Lake
Trash is classifed after being collected. The event not only contribute to a clean Hanoi city but also raise awareness and knowledge of its citizens about enviroment
TRash is classified after being collected. The event not only contribute to a clean Hanoi city but also raise awareness and knowledge of its citizens about environment.
Tu Anh
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