Climate Camp

On June 27, 2013, CHANGE (Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment), in cooperation with Johnson & Johnson cmpany, organized a trip to Cu Chi, a suburban area of Ho Chi Minh City, in the framework of the Climate camp project in 2013.

Every preparation received enthusiastic and thorough support from volunteers of CHANGE including tools, presents and solar stoves. At 6:30 a.m, every member of CHANGE and JnJ was present at Johnson n Johnson’s headoffice (35 Nguyễn Huệ Street). Everyone was very excited with the work today. After a long journey, our team finally arrived at the People’s Committee of Củ Chi District at 8 a.m and right then we were divided into small groups. In the meantime, numerous of working tools were distributed so that everyone could quickly do their assigned tasks.

We gather at a secondary school after arriving

We gather at a secondary school after arriving.

Every group performed good team-work in everything: installing solar bottles, clearing clumps, planting trees and giving presents to 5 poor households in town.

A boy, whose mom works in JnJ, happily waters the plant he has planted himself

A boy, whose mom works in Johnson n Johnson, happily waters the plant he has planted himself.

Trees play a critical role in the fight to stave off global warming

Trees play a critical role in the fight to stave off global warming.

Preparing for the installation of solar bottles

Preparing for the installation of solar bottles.

Before the solar bottle is installed

Before the solar bottle is installed.

After in installation of solar bottle, the dark house has been lightened. Initiated in Brazil and adopted in the Philippines, this solar bottle is based on a simple principle: the water disperses the light in all directions through refraction, letting it spread throughout the house instead of focusing on one point. The bleach keeps the water clear and microbe-free

After in installation of solar bottle, the dark house has been lightened.
Initiated in Brazil and adopted in the Philippines, this solar bottle is based on a simple principle: the water disperses the light in all directions through refraction, letting it spread throughout the house instead of focusing on one point. The bleach keeps the water clear and microbe-free.

At 11 a.m, each member accomplished their work successfully and gathered together at the People’s Committee. It seemed to be the moment that every resident in town expected the most.

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Here, Miss Lê Trần Khánh Vy, our Project Manager, showed everyone how to manufacture and use solar stoves by themselves.

Ms. Le Tran Khanh Vy is giving a brief introduction of the solar stove.

Ms. Le Tran Khanh Vy is giving a concise introduction of the solar stove.

Ms. Tran Thi Ngoc Anh - Vice Chairman of the Council of People of Tan An Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District - is giving a speech.

Ms. Tran Thi Ngoc Anh – Vice Chairman of the Council of People of Tan An Hoi Commune, Cu Chi District – is giving a speech.

Every present ( 500 thousand VND each ), including solar stove,  was given to every household.

Mr. Philip Dao - CEO of Johnson n Johnson Vietnam - offers books for the school's library. These books, focusing on environmental issues and ways to preserve it, will help raise students' awareness on protecting nature.

Mr. Philip Dao – CEO of Johnson n Johnson Vietnam – offers books for the school’s library. These books, focusing on environmental issues and ways to preserve it, will help raise students’ awareness on protecting nature.

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As the journey was coming to an end, our team had an enjoyable afternoon visiting Cu Chi Clean Vegetable Garden and Dairy Farm.

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