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Every year on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day in support of environmental causes, and during a normal year, Apple goes all out with Earth Day-related initiatives, green leaf logos on Apple retail stores, green T-shirts for employees, Earth Day Apple Watch challenges, and more.

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This year, amid the ongoing health crisis, Apple's celebrations are muted, as with retail stores closed, there's no opportunity for in-store celebrations. Instead, Apple is promoting Earth Day-related apps in its App Store and has shared an Earth Day-themed Apple TV+ short film.


There are several Earth Day categories in the Today section of the App Store, highlighting a wide range of apps that are focused on the environment.

In the "Lend a Hand From Home" category, for example, Apple highlights Ecosia, an app that lets you plant trees with searches, and Poshmark, an app for buying second-hand clothes. Happy Cow, an app for finding plant-based food options is promoted, along with Green Kitchen, an app filled with vegetarian recipes.

A "Reconnect with Nature" section features apps for learning about local flora and fauna through pictures taken with the camera, while a Disney+ section highlights new Disneynature films on elephants, dolphins, and penguins.

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There's also an "Explore the Deep Blue Sea" section in the Today portion of the App Store that highlights Apple Arcade game "Beyond Blue, which is described as an open-world adventure where players take on the role of Mirai, a marine biologist who explores a myriad of ocean life.

Last Friday, Apple released a new Earth Day short film narrated by Meryl Streep. "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth" teaches children about the wonders of the planet.


Apple hasn't shared any other Earth Day-themed features as of yet this year, and unfortunately, with most people social distancing and remaining indoors, Apple has opted not to do an activity challenge for Apple Watch owners. It's not yet clear if there will be more Earth Day-themed features coming from Apple for the weekend.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of celebrating Earth Day around the world, and the theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action.

Article Link: Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2020 With App Store Feature
 
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Another good reminder for Earth Day - Apple will provide prepaid shipping for electronics (computing/smart devices) recycling.


Whenever I come across an old PC, a broken smartphone or a big batch of USB or power cables, I use this service.
 

ceriess

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Gotta admit, I feel cheated and let down with this whole exclusion of the Apple Watch challenge.
 

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The planet is doomed. But it’s okay it will recover once we’ve died out as a direct result of our attitude towards the Mother Earth.
 

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The planet is doomed. But it’s okay it will recover once we’ve died out as a direct result of our attitude towards the Mother Earth.

The planet is not doomed. The planet will continue to exist with life still abound. None of that life will be humans, but in the grand scheme of things that is the normal state of Earth.
 

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Another good reminder for Earth Day - Apple will provide prepaid shipping for electronics (computing/smart devices) recycling.


Whenever I come across an old PC, a broken smartphone or a big batch of USB or power cables, I use this service.
Wow. Did not know how broad this program was in terms of what you can send. Thank you for sharing!
 
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If Apple wants to be the front leader in changing the paradigm start introducing fuel cells into their devices and eliminate the battery.
 

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with most people social distancing and remaining indoors, Apple has opted not to do an activity challenge for Apple Watch owners.
Apple really missed an opportunity here. There are plenty of physical exercises that can be done indoors, and a challenge would have been a great way to foster a sense of community at a time are at our most isolated.

The challenge could have been for people across the globe to set a "world record" by each of us doing 5 reps consisting of 4 sit-ups, 2 push-ups and 2 squats. Something like that wouldn't be too difficult for most, yet would elevate the heart rate sufficiently enough for the Activity app to recognize it as an open-ended workout in the "Other" category.
 
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