Today’s Solutions: January 31, 2023

Poland is one of Europe’s most polluted countries, in a world where, according to the WHO, 93 percent of children breathe in polluted air while they play.

To protect Poland’s children from air pollution, an innovative park, called the AirBubble, was erected in central Warsaw, next to Copernicus Science Center. It’s scheduled to remain until November with the potential of becoming a permanent fixture. There are plans to install AirBubbles in other cities across Poland as well.

The AirBubble is a mesmerizing structure that is outfitted with dozens of cylindrical glass bioreactors with algae immersed in water. The algae absorb the polluting molecules and CO2 from air pumped in from below the glass, then, the green organisms release clean oxygen from the top of the bioreactors so that children can breathe good quality air while they play. This creates a microclimate inside the AirBubble.

According to Stanislaw Loboziak from Copernic Science Centre’s biological laboratory, “this playground has a positive aspect in terms of education and information” as children become curious about the vibrant green liquid that surrounds the park. “It also serves to convince citizens of this technology, especially those who do not know that more than half of the oxygen on Earth is produced in the oceans by algae.”

Image Source: GSK Group of Companies

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

An easy hack to counteract the harmful health effects of sitting all day

Humans are not designed to spend the entire day seated. Nonetheless, billions of us do it at least five days per week, as Western ...

Read More

How to change people’s minds without triggering a negative response

People don’t like being told what to do. There’s even a word for it: reactance. “Psychological reactance is a negative emotional state that we feel ...

Read More

The secret to happiness may be a bit of practice

For thousands of years, humans believed that emotions were predetermined hormonal responses out of our control, but in recent years researchers are beginning to ...

Read More

Pennsylvania schools doubled their solar power in the last two years

Renewable energy production is taking off in the Keystone State. A new report from the nonprofit Generation180 reveals that Pennsylvania schools doubled their solar ...

Read More