Two free community events in Hanoi and Hoi An to anticipate International Recycling Day will allow participants to join volunteer clean-up projects; there will also be a networking and ideas event in Ho Chi Minh City on 12 May for activists seeking to set up their own recycling or environmental projects. All welcome

Clean-up

Khiri Travel is organising three events in Vietnam on 12 May ahead of International Recycling Day (17 May), established by UNESCO. The activity is also in honour of Khiri Travel’s 25th anniversary. The public are welcome to join the activities in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hoi An.

Ms Gili Back, the Khiri Travel Sustainability Manager and Executive Director of Khiri Reach, says: “On May 17th every year, International Recycling Day is celebrated, although it is something that we should participate in every day. How? By being consistent, treating waste effectively, protecting the environment and fighting climate change.”

In order to help achieve this, Khiri Travel will be hosting special events, educational seminars and clean ups in seven countries across Asia. The three in Vietnam are:

Clean Up Hanoi

Clean-up Hanoi

  • Date: 12 May 2018
  • Time: 07:00am – 09:00am
  • Starting point and clean up location: Phuc Tan Commune, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi city, Vietnam
  • Organizers: Khiri Travel, Ground Asia and Blue Dragon Children’s Rescue Foundation

Introduction

Celebrate International Recycling Day by joining the Clean Up in Hanoi and help the Phuc Tan Community together with Blue Dragon, a children’s foundation that helps street kids, kids with disabilities and rescues kids from slavery and human trafficking across Vietnam. Learn about recycling and other ways to reduce your negative impact on the planet. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, we can all work together to Keep Vietnam Beautiful and ensure a bright future for our children.

At the clean up location each participant will be provided with the cleaning kit that includes a pair of gloves, tongs and trash bags. This event will be the start of a series of clean up in Hanoi and will be organized a few times a year.

Included

  • clean up kits (gloves, tongs, trash bags)
  • snacks and water

For individuals

Participation is FOC but availability is limited. Please RSVP to ngoc.do@khiri.com if you wish to participate. Voluntary donations are appreciated. In case they raise more money than needed to cover event expenses, it will be used to fund the future clean ups.

Clean Up Hoi An

Clean-up Hoi An

  • Date: 12 May 2018
  • Time: 8 am until noon.
  • Starting point: Grasshopper Adventures Shop – 621 Hai Ba Trung (20 m up the alleyway)
  • Clean up location: Cam Kim Island
  • Organizers: Khiri Travel and Grasshopper Adventures Vietnam
  • Partners: TBA

Introduction

Celebrate International Recycling Day by joining the clean up in Hoi An and taking care of the beautiful Cam Kim island, some parts of which could have been so much better if they were free of garbage. We believe that by uniting local businesses we can make this green and peaceful area of Central Vietnam even more picturesque.

We will get together at Grasshopper Adventures shop at 8 am where we will get on the bikes and start a short cycling tour. We will pass the old town and cycle through the fields and local villages – a few thrilling picture stops guaranteed!

At the clean up location each participant will be provided with the cleaning kit that includes a pair of gloves, tongs and trash bags. When we are done with cleaning, we will head to a local café for snacks and refreshments. After that we will cycle to the pier and take a boat back to the old town.

This event will be a start of the clean up series of Cam Kim island and will be organized a few times a year.

Included:

  • clean up kits (gloves, tongs, trash bags)
  • countryside cycling tour
  • boat ride
  • snacks and water

Participation

For individuals: Participation is FOC but the availability is limited. Please RSVP to ngoc.do@khiri.com if you wish to participate. Voluntary donations are appreciated.

In case we raise more money than needed to cover the event expenses, it will be used to fund the future clean ups.

Further information: Natalya@grasshopperadventures.com;  or thanh.le@khiri.com. Tel: +84 8 399 76 500

Ho Chi Minh City – New Ideas for Recycling and Upcycling

International Recycling Day 2018 – Saigon Forum for Recycling and Upcycling

Hosted by: Khiri Travel Vietnam, Hoa Sen University and IMPACT Vietnam

Where: Hoa Sen University – 9th Floor Auditorium

8 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh

When: Saturday May 12th 9:00am-12:00pm — 1:00pm-3:00pm

Speakers from: Hoa Sen University, Evergreen Labs, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Clean Up Vietnam, Zero Waste Saigon, Upp!, IMPACT Vietnam and Wholistik Permaculture

Description: In the morning there will be an educational forum for University students, High school students, members of the relevant interest groups and members of the travel industry. This will be an opportunity for people who are considering setting up their own projects to hear from and speak to a number of different groups who are already working on such projects. It is also a great opportunity to bring like-minded people into the same room to see if there are ways to partner together, share knowledge and speed up progress towards making these projects a reality.

In the afternoon there will an interactive, engaging, fun group of activities presented by the speaking groups from the morning. We will have around a dozen activities aimed at all people where they will not only have fun, but also learn more about what actions they can take to have a positive impact on their communities.

The event will be presented in English so please bear this in mind, however, the afternoon event will be suitable for everyone as it will be more interactive, where language should be no barrier.

Further information: Gili Back, Khiri Travel Sustainability Manager & Executive Director Khiri Reach. Tel: +66 2 968 6828. Email: gili@khirireach.org. Or visit the Khiri Travel Facebook page here.