In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2022, Apple has launched a Time to Walk workout, added new Apple Maps guides, and plans to showcase specially curated books, apps, and podcasts to help customers “explore the beauty of the natural world, learn about pressing issues facing communities worldwide due to climate change, and take action to protect the planet.”
Apple urges customers to explore, learn and take action for Earth Day
Ahead of Earth Day, Apple is adding 25 new guides to Maps to make it “easier than ever to find beautiful green spaces, family fun in nature, city walks, and trails.” The guides are produced by Lonely Planet, AllTrails, and The Nature Conservancy in the United States and Canada.
In addition, Apple Fitness+ subscribers can enjoy nature-inspired yoga, meditation, cycling, rowing, and treadmill workouts as well as a new Time to Run episode “that takes listeners through the beautiful sights and sounds of Yosemite National Park with an uplifting pop and rock playlist.” A new Time to Walk episode is also available with world-renowned scientist and environmentalist, Dr. Jane Goodall who “shares why she is willing to push past her fears for the sake of her work and what she has observed about the interconnectedness of all living things.”
Apple Fitness+ users who complete these or any workout of 30 minutes or more on April 22 will earn a limited-edition award on their Apple Watch.
On Earth Day, customers will be able to learn about the environmental innovations behind iPhone 13 – including the Daisy recycling robot – with a new “immersive augmented reality experience” on Snapchat.
In celebration of Earth Day, Apple News, Apple Books, Apple Podcasts, and the Apple TV app will each feature curated global collections of content that will help users learn about the natural world, the ongoing climate crisis, and more.
Highlights include a book collection curated by visual artist and children’s author Oliver Jeffers, and a collection of eye-opening films about humanity’s interdependent relationship with nature, curated by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.
Finally, the App Store will also showcase a collection of apps to help users “positively impact their communities and the planet.” And from now through April 22, the tech giant will donate $1 to World Wildlife Fund for each purchase made with Apple Pay on apple.com, in the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store.
In addition to announcing its Earth Day 2022 measures, Apple also released its latest Environmental Progress Report and detailed its ongoing recycling efforts.