Our Mission

Empowering sustainable living through research, collaboration, education, and community projects.
We’re helping to create a healthy, vibrant and sustainable Hanoi.
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Our Work


Creating neighborhoods that are clean, green, and vibrant.


Empowering young people and local communities to drive environmental change.

Research & Policy

Building community networks to collect pollution data and facilitate interventions.

Clean & Green Climate

Taking action on climate through cool cities, regenerative agriculture and home-composting. 

Eco-Fashion & Green Lifestyle

Promoting sustainable products, and celebrating environmentally friendly lifestyles.

Keep Hanoi Clean: A Registered Social Enterprise

Keep Hanoi Clean started in May 2016 when James Kendall (an American English teacher) and a dozen of his friends cleaned up a garbage-choked canal in Vietnam’s capital city. With this first event, a movement was started – and the early days of KHC were filled with regular community cleanups throughout the core districts of Hanoi.

In 2018, KHC registered itself as a Vietnamese social enterprise organization, which enabled our work to have a deeper, broader, and more sustainable impact.

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