People burning rubbish and using old, inefficient stoves are getting away with polluting the air because of the lax enforcement of environmental laws, an NGO has claimed.
Starting their campaign on November 14 to mark ‘Clean Air Day’, the Polish Smog Alert (PAS) rolled out the two-metre models of human lungs which ‘breathe’ using ventilators placed on their back and gradually change from being white to grey or even black colours.
The European Commission has asked Poland to bring air pollution laws in line with EU legislation.
The interactive playground at Warsaw’s Copernicus Science Centre is stimulated by children playing which sets off the bioreactors and directly contributes to air purification.
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.