The installations comprise a large set of lungs – measuring around 2 sqm – which are covered with a white material which let air through thanks to a ventilator fixed to the rear of the unit.
More than just an artistic work, the wall could have a long-term positive impact on the environment and local people’s health.
Holly, daughter of media tycoon and entrepreneur Richard Branson, has helped Airly raise $2 million.
Architects say the main design goal is to make Łód’s Freedom Square “a friendly place for residents and tourists.”
Installed in the shadow of the Palace of Culture the Zero Emission Store consists of a network of 14 kilometres of hand-woven colour-changing thread that reacts to air pollution levels. So if the smog is bad, it glows red, but if the air is clean it turns green.
The #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off spectacular images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz.
As a means of tackling air pollution Poznań has launched a “Let’s end smog campaign” with a high-tech drone to inspect chimneys, monitor smoke and hunt down offenders who, if caught, face up to three years jail or a PLN 500,000 fine.
Once notorious for having the worst smog in Poland, Kraków is now going through a green renaissance.
The Airly app monitors air pollution and can even predict when will be the best and worst times to be out and about.
In Poland, energy efficiency – measured using the energy efficiency index (ODEX) – improved by 1.8 percent per year overall between 2007 and 2017, the period covered by the GUS analysis.