Bees: The impact of climate change and their importance for humans

Once the bee disappears from the earth, humans have only four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more people.” (Albert Einstein, 1949)

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Healthy Air, healthy Planet: International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

In 2019, the UN decided to declare September 7 the “International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies”. With the Corona-related lockdown, images went around the world showing blue skies where visibility is otherwise severely restricted by polluted air. We have also published a number of articles on this topic, whereby not only the concrete effects on cities were examined, but also the effects on health were questioned. Read more here.

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Semi-Finalist in “Sustainable Cities & Real-Estate” of the TT Global Impact Awards

The “Sustainable Cities & Real Estate” category of the TTI Global Impact Awards looks at how to transition the entire sector into a sustainable paradigm to transform and construct sustainable buildings, cities, and communities by making construction, maintenance and transportation energy-efficient and environmentally enhancing.

Podcast: Air Quality Sensor Network in Ulm

Air quality, environmental protection and health are topics that are constantly gaining attention not only throughout Germany, but also in Ulm. With sensors, we lay the foundation for our own urban measurement series at the Eselsberg in the Zukunftskommune@bw project.

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Going hand-in-hand: Your health and the health of our planet

Today is “Earth Day”: Time to recall the ambitious goals we have for the reduction of greenhouse gases. It is good to see how prominently the topic of CO2 footprint is covered in the media and in public discussions.

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#Beyond1000Solutions: Solar Impulse exceeded 1000 registered solutions

Solar Impulse foundation has started a mission to select 1000 solutions that address environmental challenges while enabling economic growth. We are proud to announce that the foundation has reached its goal and Hawa Dawa is part of the portfolio along with #1000solutions.

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Dorothee Bär, German Minister of State for Digitalisation: Hawa Dawa provides an important tool for those responsible in cities and businesses

In an interview for RESPOND, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitalisation,  said: “The fact that sustainability and digitization can work very well together is also demonstrated by your ‘Tech for Good’ projects. I’m thinking of the RESPOND startup Hawa Dawa from Munich, for example, which makes air quality visible. It provides an important tool for those responsible in cities and businesses to reduce air pollutionRead more

BMW Foundation – Herbert Quandt publishes report “Protect, Empower, Transform: Tech Innovations Changing the World”

Learn more about how Hawa Dawa lines up with 11 other Tech for Good startups in establishing sustainable busines models and technologies. Hawa Dawa’s CFO and co-founder, Yvonne Rusche, underlines: “We urgently need insights into where and why air pollution is most hazardous in order to take mitigating action.”

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HACK THE GAPS – Digital Solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Hawa Dawa Wins WSA-Germany Award and Qualifies for UN WSA Global Award

Hawa Dawa won the WSA-Germany Award together with eight other participants in the competition of 378 submitted solutions. Hawa Dawa is the winner in the Smart Settlement & UrbaniZation category.

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Sustainability Goes beyond Green Tech

In her article in “Wirtschaft & Ethik” Dr.-Ing. Heba Aguib, Chief Executive RESPOND Accelerator, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, shares her thoughts on the compatibility of sustainabilty and economy. She refers to the seventeen sustainabilty objectives agreed on in the Agenda 2030 by the United Nations: Read more