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WOLRDCHANGERS in TECH Meetup: The City Tree
23.10.2019 | 18:00 - 20:00
The CityTree: Creating urban spaces where people can live healthier lives
In the October edition of WORLDCHANGERS IN TECH Meetup, we are hosting Liang Wu, co-founder of Green City Solutions, to discuss the topic of clean air in cities.
According to the World Health Organization, almost 90 percent of the world’s urban population breathes the air whose pollution levels exceed the recommended limits. As more and more people move into cities, this challenge becomes even more significant. Green City Solution’s moss powered air filter – the CityTree – combines biology and high-tech so that people can experience clean and fresh air in hyperlocal areas. Specifically in the city, where nature has been pushed back, the CityTree is an innovative means to reconnect people with nature and achieve the vision of clean air in cities.
To pursue our mission of supporting tech entrepreneurship for a more sustainable life, we are focusing on goal number eleven from the UN Sustainable Development Goal(s) framework:
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
ABOUT WORLDCHANGERS IN TECH
In September 2015, a UN Summit launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a vision to radically improve our lives, end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Not only the social and environmental, but also the economic benefits are overwhelming in their estimates. Yet, with the current pace of progress, it is completely impossible to meet the targets by 2030.
At GERMANTECH, we strongly believe that entrepreneurship is the most powerful way to innovate and technology is a critical enabler in developing solutions to the most urgent problems our society faces.
Once a month, we organize WORLDCHANGERS IN TECH Meetups, with individuals from all sectors, with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and approach, embracing tech in their work and open to share their learnings. These Meetups enable and facilitate a discussion among diverse stakeholders on tech solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future. Each month, we focus on a specific challenge related to at least one of the SDGs and technological solutions that make the most impact.
We believe in the positive power of technology and entrepreneurship for society. We work with partners in the private, public and social sectors to unlock their potential and influence real change for the future. We go beyond digital transformation. We strive to bring innovative projects to life, build digital products and create jobs for tomorrow, following three simple steps: Inspire, Build, Grow.