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This Saturday, 'Citizen Earth' Event Aims to Address Environment Issues

Citizen Earth, a new project run by Six Space, is set to kick off in Hanoi this weekend.

According to a press release sent to Urbanist Hanoi, "Through various artistic, cultural, educational, and community-friendly activities in Vietnam, the project aims to raise awareness on critical environmental issues as well as encourage actions to make positive changes."

Citizen Earth will run into 2020, and the first event will be the launching marathon, set to take place this Saturday, October 5. Attendees will be able to join a 16-hour journey across Hanoi to "explore the tastes, the colors, the historical and cultural narratives and the way nature is entwined within a city that is undergoing rapid transformations brought along by globalization."

The event begins at 7am with a walking tour near Hang Dau water tower, before a series of workshops on technology and the environment held at Six Space and Ba Bau which run from 10.30am until 10pm. 

The organizers, which include Six Space, DynLab from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Dreamfarm, Ba-Bau and other Vietnamese and international partners, hope to attract people from a range of sectors to take part in broad conversations about art, the environment and sustainability.

Find out more about the marathon through the event's Facebook page, and keep an eye out for more Citizen Earth events over the next year.