Apple has announced that it is giving London's Roundhouse, the site of the annual Apple Music Festival, an "environmental makeover" that the company says will result in significantly reducing the venue's environmental impact. From Apple:
To show our love, we're even giving the 168-year-old building an environmental makeover. We're making major upgrades to the lighting, plumbing, and HVAC systems; installing recycling and composting bins; arranging to turn used fryer oil into biofuel; buying renewable energy credits to cover the Roundhouse's September electricity use; and offering reusable water bottles instead of plastic ones. We expect these improvements to reduce the Roundhouse's annual carbon emissions by 60 tons, save 60,000 gallons of water a year, and divert more than 1,600 kilograms of waste from landfills.
Apple's head of environmental and social policy, Lisa Jackson, highlighted the improvements in a tweet earlier today:
Apple Music Fest gives a gift to the Roundhouse: energy & Environmental upgrades.Leaving it better than we find it. http://t.co/DgjNRG08bZ— Lisa P. Jackson (@lisapjackson) September 21, 2015
Apple has increased its efforts to conduct its business in an environmentally friendly manner in recent years, notably releasing an annual environmental report that tracks the company's progress on reducing its carbon footprint.
As for the Apple Music Festival, the event kicked off on Saturday, September 19, and will continue to run through September 28 with performances by The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, and more.