"I live Green'

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One of several photos on display at the "I live Green" exhibition at the Vietnam Women's Museum in Hanoi

An exhibition now open in Hanoi seeks to share results of efforts to empower people to live more sustainably, given the challenge of climate change and exhaustion of the world's natural resources.

Action for the City (ACCD), a non-government organization, has cooperated with the Vietnam Women's Museum to recognize the efforts of members of "Green Living" teams towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Running since late November until December 14, "I Live Green" showcases photographs and objects from project "Neighborhood Empowerment in Hanoi" which was carried out by an Irish and a Vietnamese NGO in supporting urban citizens to live green.

The photographs, taken by filmmaker and photographer Paul Zetter, record 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 among their neighbors.

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.

As well as photographs and everyday objects, the exhibition will also display a greenhouse made from recycled bottles a joint effort between ACCD, 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.

Action for the City (ACCD) is an NGO established in 2006 under Vietnam Union of Science Technology Associations (VUSTA). With diversified fields of study, with vigorous enthusiasm and a deep sense of responsibility, ACCD team has successfully implemented several projects that help improve quality of life for urban residents. 

The Vietnam Women's Museum is located on 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.

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