Empowering sustainable living through research, collaboration, education, and community projects.
We’re helping to create a healthy, vibrant and sustainable Hanoi.
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.
What Can You Do?
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Our home composting guides will teach you how to compost your organic waste in a few simple steps. They also answer common questions about home composting.
Together Keep Hanoi Clean, Think Playground and ECUE are working to improve the quality of life for residents of The Floating Village on the banks of the Red River – but we need your help!
For Kitchen God Day 2022, Keep Hanoi Clean were delighted to be supported by hundreds of volunteers and local organizations – who responded to our call to help prevent plastic pollution entering Hanoi’s waterways.