HO CHI MINH CITY (June, 2013) – In a show of support for this
year’s World Environment Day, on the morning of June 2, the Caravelle’s senior
management, department heads together with nearly 130 associates and friends
set off to pedal the distance between Lam Son Square in the city centre and the
Nhieu Loc Canal to raise awareness for public sanitation and cleanliness.

Donning green t-shirts and hoisting flags, banners with the slogan
“Let’s keep Nhieu Loc Canal
CLEAN & CLEAR”, the group cycled along Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, streets
bordering Nhieu Loc Canal
and part of an area that’s recently
been cleared, cleaned and replanted by the city’s authorities. The Caravelle
staffs hung banners in a bid to call on residents to the need of protecting and
maintaining this newly created green space by handling
waste properly and stop littering.

This is the Caravelle’s third year of participation in World
Environment Day. In 2012, the hotel organized a flash mob on the steps of the
Opera House; and in 2010, the hotel staffs planted more than
1,200 flowering bushes and spread 100 bags of soil and fertilizer around this
area.

The United Nations
Environment Programme founded World Environment Day in 1972 as a vehicle to
stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues. Today, the event aims at
being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive
environmental action.