In a new project, the Audi Environmental Foundation, together with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, is researching a recycling process for the recovery of strategically important metals that are necessary for modern technologies. The developed process of selective extraction enables the environmentally friendly recycling of indium, gallium and tin and enables them to be returned to the value chain.
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.
Clear the stage for green ideas and exciting projects around the topic of 2nd-life applications: Our event format "Let's talk Greenovation" went into the second round! The Audi Environmental Foundation welcomed a total of 80 guests to the foodlab in Hamburg's HafenCity. In addition to the many challenges we face when it comes to the energy transition, there was also intensive discussion about 2nd-life applications and in particular about batteries.
After a huge effort with hand rams and spades it was done: The first part of the 5,500 small seedlings found their way into the ground! That's the number of trees we are planting this season during our "PflanzMIT!" initiative in a wooded area near Pfahldorf close to Kipfenberg/ Upper Bavaria.
Full house at the foundation talk evening "Let's talk Greenovation": Around 100 guests came to our new event in the brigk - digital business incubator in Ingolstadt - in November 2022 to discuss with environmental and climate experts.
New project partner: Audi Environmental Foundation supports Kreatives Unternehmertum Shaping society with and through entrepreneurship - that is the motto of Kreatives Unternehmertum (KU), our new project partner. The Audi Environmental Foundation supports KU as a sponsor and bears the costs for two KU-Macher_innen scholarships. Support is provided for budding entrepreneurs who want to use their projects to promote a future worth living in and offer added value to society.
This year's "VOGUE NEXT presented by Audi" brought together numerous sustainability enthusiasts, speakers and entrepreneurs. In line with the motto Networking, Entertainment, Xperience and Talks (NEXT), the participants discussed a wide range of ideas for a sustainable future.
Under the motto #TogetherWeChange, the GREENTECH FESTIVAL 2022 invited people to join forces for green technologies and offered a stage for sustainable ideas for the future.
The idea of building an e-rickshaw from second life components inspired the trainees in various technical professions at AUDI AG. So, a group of 14 trainees at the Neckarsulm site got together and, with the support of their Training Manager Timo Engler, built a show car where, in addition to the battery modules, several other second-life components from Audi models were reused.
The foundation teamed up with students? Sounds good! The Audi Environmental Foundation was part of the Formula Student Austria 2022 in Spielberg. The international design competition brought together talented students from all over the world - and us.
The Audi Environment Week 2022 took place from September 26 to 30 under the motto “Join us with your Mission to Zero”. With more than 25 lectures, interactive sessions, podcasts and videos, the whole Audi family was introduced to the numerous aspects of environmental protection - both in the company and in everyday life.
After numerous drone flights, analyzed infrared images, and the hard work of researchers at the Heidelberg University of Education, we can look back on a successful partnership. Geomonitoring is not only an important foundation for the preservation of the significant cultural landscapes of the orchard meadows, but also enables to raise awareness of residents through an online database for tree sponsorship.
This year the Bits & Pretzels founders festival took place again in Munich. For the first time after a two-year break due to the pandemic, the conference took place with an audience on-site.