In celebration of Earth Day, 2021 observed on April 22, Apple has introduced exclusive content and activity awards to educate users of environmental issues with a focus on environmental justice. The company has updated App Store, Apple TV+, Maps, and Apple Watch with new “educational resources, curated content, and engaging activities, so customers can appreciate the beauty of the planet, learn about key issues, and support worthy causes.”
Apple’s special Earth Day collections
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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.
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.”
Explore books and audiobooks about reversing climate change and ways everyone can do their part, alongside spotlights on authors whose work explores environmental themes.
The “Earth Won’t Wait” editorial collection offers listeners insight and education on environmental issues, providing inspiration for active participation in the fight against climate change and underscoring the power and importance of nature itself.
Listen to earth-inspired music on the “Sounds of Nature” and new “Mixtape for Mother Earth” playlists, or enjoy “Restore Our Earth Through Music,” a special editorial space that features a peaceful soundscape of the seven continents and exclusive motion covers.
Find a wealth of information on how to make a positive environmental impact. Apps such as Think Dirty, Deliciously Ella, All the World, and Kilma help make sustainable shopping, food waste reduction, and getting children involved in the effort easier than ever before.
“Alba: A Wildlife Adventure” tells the story of a young girl as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. In partnership with Ecologi, each download of the game will result in the planting of one tree as part of a reforestation project in Madagascar.
New curated Guides from the National Park Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Red Tricycle, Culture Trip, FATMAP, and Lonely Planet, on the app help make exploring nature’s wonders a fun adventure for everyone.
Wearers globally can earn a special Earth Day Award and stickers for Messages by completing a 30-minute workout on April 22
In addition, the Cupertino tech giant has achieved 100% carbon neutrality in corporate operations by powering its offices and stores with renewable energy sources and is moving toward its goal to become 100% carbon neutral across the supply chain by 2023. It has committed $4.7 billion in Green Bond to invest in projects working on carbon emission, and bringing clean and renewable energy. The company has announced $200 million to protect the world’s forests.
To support communities affected by climate change and environmental challenges, Apple has launched a “Challenge for Change” learning series in partnership with Dolores Huerta Foundation to provide educational resources to educators, students, and parents to “inspire them to create sustainable environments in their neighborhoods and consider the simple ways they can start to address inequities within their own communities.”
Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson said that,
“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. 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.”