In recent years, there has been a dramatic depletion of bee populations. There are many reasons for this. The reasons include the increase in numbers of varroa mites in beehives, a lack of food supply or the increasing use of pesticides. In addition, there is a lack of young beekeepers, who can take on this problem.
Experimental setup in different metropolises for intelligent climate change research.
The Audi Environmental Foundation supports a project of the Fachzentrums (FZ) Bienen (Bee Research Center) at the Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau (LWG) (Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture) in the promotion of beekeeping in schools. The project is aimed at schools that do not keep bees yet.
Research on bee mortality - Smart HOBOS helps here. The high-tech beehive of the Audi Environmental Foundation collects valuable data.
Every year, around 10 million tonnes of plastic waste finds its way into our oceans. As a result, thousands upon thousands of marine animals perish. Together with Clear Rivers from Rotterdam, the Audi Environmental Foundation is committed to reducing plastic waste in waterways.
Planting trees against climate change - this is the idea behind the research project Oak forest, one of the first projects supported by the Audi Environmental Foundation.
Nature conservation and biological diversity – this is what the Audi Environmental Foundation has stood for for a decade with a large number of projects.
To give something back to society and the environment
The Audi Environmental Foundation is financially supporting a study dealing with restoration and protection of peatlands, the feasibility study “CO₂-Regio”, which is developing a catalog of economically attractive, alternative uses for farmers.
As part of the environmental project Steles of Biodiversity, old transformer houses are being transformed into new habitats for native animal species. In this way, environmental education sites are created that bring biodiversity and species diversity closer to the visitor.
The Audi Foundation for the Environment provided financial support for a study on the subject of rebuilding and protecting peatland, the "CO₂-regio" feasibility study, which developed a catalog of measures designed to show farmers with land in peatland areas economically attractive, alternative uses.
The mission of the garbage collection boat CollectiX on the river Danube kicks off.
The Audi Environmental Foundation recently launched the "Restore our Bays" initiative to support and promote coastal restoration in the United States of America. As part of this project, two non-profit organizations, Save The Bay and The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, are supported with financial support from the Audi Environmental Foundation and volunteer work by Audi of America employees.