In the context of global climate change and the exhaustion of natural resources, empowering people to live more sustainably is meaningful and practical work. In order to honour the efforts of the members of Green Living teams towards a sustainable lifestyle, Action for the City has cooperated with the Vietnamese Women’s Museum to hold the exhibition “I LIVE GREEN”.
The photographs and objects will show the cooperation of an Irish and a Vietnamese NGO in supporting urban citizens to live green through the Irish Aid funded project “Neighbourhood Empowerment in Hanoi”. Each photograph records daily life activities of the members of Green Living teams in Hanoi and Hoi An that significantly contribute to saving resources, reducing garbage and raising awareness of their neighbours. With more than 5000 households in Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An and over 2000 households in Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland, the Green Living movement is connecting individuals and communities in the two countries in their shared efforts to build sustainable urban communities.
The photos were taken by Paul Zetter, a British photographer and filmmaker and an Irish photographer Joe St Leger. The Exhibition will also display a greenhouse made from recycled bottles – a joint effort between Action for the City, architects Hoang Thuc Hao, Vu Xuan Son, Nguyen Van Au and volunteer students from the University of Civil Engineering. The greenhouse was adapted from a design by the community in Ballymun. All recycled bottles were collected by students and Green Living groups in Hanoi.
Sir Damien Cole, the Ambassador of Ireland in Vietnam, representatives of Hanoi People’s Committee and the members of Green Living clubs will attend this event.
The press conference to launch the Exhibition will be held at 2:30 pm on 21 November 2013. The opening ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm on the same day.
The Exhibition will open from 21 November 2013 to 14 December 2013 at Vietnam Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.