What you need to know
- Apple's Lisa Jackson joined 'Earth Day Live' today.
- The VP of Environment talked about her career and the company's environmental efforts.
- Apple's loftiest goal is to create a closed-loop supply chain.
Today marked the 50th Eart Day and, to celebrate, earthday.org put together a remote gathering of policymakers and artists for a digital 'Earth Day Live'. Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, joined the event to talk about the company's environmental initiatives.
Reported by MacRumors, Jackson talked about her career as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama and her passion for protecting the earth so that people can live a healthy life.
Jackson then spoke about Apple's efforts in combating climate change and its focus on renewable resources. The company now runs all of its stores and corporate campus on 100% renewable energy. It also has put a lot of effort into making its newer products out of recycled materials. Jackson has also spoken about Apple's goal of creating a closed-loop manufacturing process, meaning that all products would be made out of recycled materials from old products without the need for further mining.
Jackson closed by saying that while we have much to still accomplish, we have many things to be proud of and hope for.
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