What you need to know
- Apple is celebrating Earth Day with a ton of content.
- There are features across all of its services.
- The Earth Day Challenge is also going on for the Apple Watch.
To celebrate Earth Day, Apple is featuring a ton of content and events across its entire services business.
In a press release, the company has highlighted its effort to become completely carbon neutral across its entire footprint by 2030.
In addition to these efforts, Apple is driving environmental progress with innovative solutions to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, and providing a blueprint for other companies to do the same. As part of its 2030 goal, Apple recently announced over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production. Apple has also committed $4.7 billion in its Green Bond spend to invest in projects that address carbon emissions, supporting renewable energy projects that bring clean energy to local communities, and announced a new $200 million effort to protect the world's forests, accelerating natural solutions to climate change. This work is detailed further in Apple's recently released 2021 Environmental Progress Report. Earlier this week, Apple also announced that the all-new iMac, iPad Pro, AirTag, and Apple TV 4K will lead the industry in their use of recycled materials.
"As government and business leaders gather to fight climate change and build a better future for our planet, we're reminded that each of us — in communities around the world — is a part of this work," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. "The resources and community initiatives we're sharing today are all about amplifying voices too often unheard, and giving people the tools to learn, engage, and be part of the solution."
It has also created a video to talk about its efforts with carbon neutrality.
In order to help people get involved, the company is also featuring a ton of content across Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, the App Store, and Apple Arcade.
The Apple TV app and Apple Books feature special Earth Day collections. Apple TV app users can view features on citizen activists and stories that explore the science and human cost of climate change and its impact on wildlife, and offer hope for the future. Additionally, Apple TV+ subscribers can enjoy the new documentary "The Year Earth Changed," narrated by David Attenborough, as well as the second seasons of Apple Originals "Tiny World" and "Earth At Night In Color." On Apple Books, customers can explore books and audiobooks about reversing climate change and ways everyone can do their part, alongside spotlights on authors whose work explores environmental themes.
Apple Watch users can also complete the Earth Day Challenge to earn a special trophy and exclusive stickers for iMessage and FaceTime.
You can learn more in the press release.
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