Trinh Dinh Thi Vu is a Lecturer and Communications Director at the Center for Skilled Education and Community Communication (SECC), a social organization. She has created and directed projects like Green Hour, Dance for Kids, or Building Tottochan School. E-mail: dtv.trinh@hutech.edu.vn


Giờ xanh Must Return!

Abstract: This will be a reportage film focusing on the need for an environmental project like Giờ xanh (Green Hour) to be maintained and developed. The author is the co-founder of this self-filming collaborative project, filmed in English by volunteers, in Vietnam and various other places around the world. The report will revolve around the reasons why Green Hour was born, why it is no longer developed, and why it should continue. Green Hour focuses on reducing arbitrary littering in Vietnam and fostering environmental awareness. The government has not supported these efforts and it has been difficult to change awareness of people in Vietnam about these issues. The project, however, was followed by thousands of young people and big companies, such as Phu My Hung, Bridgestone Vietnam, and Pepsi Vietnam, as well as celebrities. Green Hour has been six years in development. The project is widely known, with volunteers from various generations. And yet, Vietnam is still not as clean and green as expected. Supporting the goal of a clean environment for Vietnam, but also for the whole world, the film is a call for action on sustainability.
Keywords: Green Hour, Earth Day, garbage, biodiversity, Vietnam’s environment