Environment

Apple's clean energy efforts praised in latest Greenpeace report

Apple has topped Greenpeace's Clean Energy Index, thanks to the company's continuing efforts to use renewable energy to power their data centers and other parts of their business.

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Apple's environmental initiative for China focuses on clean energy

Apple is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to increase responsibly managed forests in China, and is bringing renewable energy initiatives to manufacturing facilities in the region.

The new program covers up to 1 million acres of forest, which is used to provide materials for pulp, paper and wood products.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson talks about the company's environmental impact in new interview

Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, talked about Apple's environmental impact at the Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference.

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Tim Cook will talk about clean energy at Climate Week NYC today

Apple has always been at the forefront of sustainable energy, and at this year's Climate Week, Tim Cook will highlight how lowering carbon emissions is in the interest of companies. Tim Cook's speech marks the first time the executive participated in the event, and he will be joined by executives from other companies actively looking to create a more sustainable environment.

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Apple bans the use of 2 chemicals in iPhone 6, iPad manufacturing

Apple is now banning the use of two chemicals in the production of the iPhone 6 and future iPad, a move that could help to impact the health of the 500,000 or so factory workers who assemble Apple's popular smartphones and tablets. After a four-month investigation, Apple is now banning the use of benzene and n-hexane in its factories.

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Environment the focus of Apple's presentation at education conference

Apple VP of Environmental Initiative Lisa Jackson gave a talk at the Distinguished Educator Conference to highlight some of the clean energy strides that the company published last week in its environmental report and reiterate Apple's commitment to going green. Noting that its data centers now operate on 100 percent renewable energy, Jackson says that the company won't be slowing down its commitment to the environment any time and points out how its products are helping consumers be greener in the process.

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Clean energy the focus of Apple's environmental report

Apple has just released its environmental report for 2013 where the company is highlighting its clean energy use at its offices, stores, and employee initiatives. The report makes note of Apple's use of renewable energy, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and reduction of carbon footprint.

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Apple hires Bobby Hollis to further push environmental responsibility

Apple is on a roll when it comes to environmental friendliness. After previously being criticized by Greenpeace, the company has improved infrastructure with more reliance on green technology, as well as taking a serious stance with recycling and other environmentally friendly initiatives. Now Apple has also recently hired Bobby Hollis, to help speed up the process as the new senior renewable energy manager.

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Apple has a dig at Samsung in its new environment focused newspaper ad

As part of Apple's renewed push on its environmental strategy it has taken out a full page ad in the British newspapers today that has a not so subtle dig at Samsung in the process. It was first noticed by David McClelland in the Metro and reported via Twitter:

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Apple turning retail stores green for Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, Apple is transforming its retail stores with a hint of the green. As seen in photos obtained by Appleinsider, the leaf on the Apple logo has been turned to green while store colleagues have all been given special, green t-shirts to wear for the day.

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