“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)
Tag Archive for: sustainability
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.
Hawa Dawa won the Leipzig Smart City Challenge “Urban Environmental Data – View & Understand”. The approach presented by Hawa Dawa to the question “How can urban environmental data be prepared in a target-group-oriented, innovative and interactive way?” was chosen as the winner by the interdisciplinary jury of the City of Leipzig taking into account clearly defined evaluation criteria. The city of Leipzig focuses on the usability of environmental data by citizens.
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.
Hawa Dawa wins Munich Innovation Competition. Hawa Dawa was able to convince the cross-divisional and cross-departmental jury team of the Bavarian capital yesterday with its solution based on a network of cost-effective IoT sensors.
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.
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.
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.
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 pollution… Read more
Hawa Dawa is one of the four German start-ups that have been awarded the UN WSA prize. WSA recognises modern technology combined with a social cause and smart content, which not only solves problems but enhances equality, information access and inclusion.