Apple Celebrates Earth Day With Ziggy Marley Concert, Apple Music Playlists, and $0.99 iTunes Movies Rentals

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Today is Earth Day, and around the globe people are celebrating the annual event through demonstrations and gatherings aimed at showing support for the planet and protecting the environment. Apple began celebrations this past week in its retail stores, sending green shirts for its employees to wear and lighting up the Apple logo with a green leaf to mark the April 22 global event.


    On Friday, April 20, Apple held one of its annual Beer Bash concerts with a performance by Ziggy Marley. In a tweet, the musician explained that his performance at Apple's campus was his "first set fully powered by solar energy." Marley continued by thanking Apple: "Thank you for the example you set for companies around the world."

    Also in attendance during the performance was Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy, and social issues. In a tweet this morning Jackson reminded Apple Watch users about today's Earth Day Challenge, which requires you to do any workout for 30 minutes or more before the day ends, and record your activity within the Workout watchOS app or any other app that adds workouts to the Health iOS app.

    The company is also celebrating Earth Day across its services, with a few themed playlists, iTunes movies, and iBooks getting top-billing today on each respective platform. On Apple Music, you can find the "Mixtape for Mother Earth," which Apple Music editors describe as a soundtrack for Earth Day with songs "inspired by our planet's natural wonders." Artists and songs include Radiohead's "Bloom," The Beatles's "Sun King," Tegan and Sara's "Our Trees," and more, totaling 30 tracks.

    While "Mixtape for Mother Earth" is the main playlist currently being promoted on the Browse tab, if you search for "Earth Day" you can also find playlists like "What are Earth's favorite songs?" and other curated collections from previous Earth Day events.

    Over on the iTunes Movies store, Apple has a collection of $0.99 rentals for films that all include messages about the environment. The list of just over 40 films has a mix of scripted movies and documentaries, including "FernGully: The Last Rainforest," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Fly Away Home," "Blackfish," "March of the Penguins," "An Inconvenient Truth," "A Plastic Ocean," and more. There's also a collection of Disneynature documentaries priced at $9.99, including topics like Oceans, Bears, African Cats, and Monkey Kingdom.


    iBooks readers can also get in on the Earth Day celebrations thanks to a "Protect the Planet" section of the Featured tab within Apple's digital books app. The books in the new collection "include meditations on Mother Nature's delightful quirks, rallying cries for biodiversity, and blueprints for how to play a part in passing on a healthier planet." The collection is split up into three sub categories called "Explore the Natural World," "Get Informed & Inspired," and "Do Your Part." Books include "Unstoppable" by Bill Nye and Corey S. Powell, "Voices in the Ocean" by Susan Casey, and "A Hole in the Wind" by David Goodrich.

    Earlier this month, Apple announced that its global facilities, including retail stores, offices, data centers, and more, are powered with 100 percent clean energy. Apple went into further detail about how it has lessened its overall environmental impact with the 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, sharing stats about its reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lowered energy footprint, and more. The company also updated its trade-in and recycling initiatives into a new "GiveBack" program, and introduced a new iPhone disassembly robot named Daisy.

    Article Link: Apple Celebrates Earth Day With Ziggy Marley Concert, Apple Music Playlists, and $0.99 iTunes Movies Rentals
  2. ApostolisApo macrumors member


    Jul 29, 2015
    it's kinda funny but sad as well that the main influencer for environmental policies in the US is the private sector and not the state. Profit rarely translates to environmental good and you are left to the good will of every company...
  3. justperry, Apr 22, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.

    Bold: Fix it...... next delete this/my post.

    Edit: Seems the second one (Totaling) is American, my spellchecker got triggered though, it's not set to American English.
    I myself also thought it should be totalling.
  4. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I'd highly recommend the doc titled Fishpeople, just terrific!

    Protip: it's on Netflix as well :)
  5. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
    I threw a plastic bottle in the regular trash to celebrate Earth Day.
  6. synergize macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
  7. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2014
    Billion dollar company and the best they could do is Ziggy Marley?
  8. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
  9. L-Viz macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2017
    Apple nowadays reminds me of "Wolf of Wall Street" ... instead of a hard working company, they party with Ziggy and of course with everything, that comes with him. Uhh Yeah ...
  10. augustrushrox macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2015
    Why is it sad? The free market is always more moral than big government's heavy hand of regulation. Literally every single thing regulation accomplishes can be done in the free market. All regulation does is create artificial demand.
  11. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
    And they all drove their cars to the event. Probably the people that went just wanted to post a shallow post on social media about how good they are.
  12. chatin macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2005
    Let my payment info for Apple iTunes expire as I move everything over to other services. They had locked me out saying I was only allowed to deactivate devices once a year.
  13. TComm macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Congratulations, Apple, on celebrating Earth Day!
    Now we care waiting for:
    Apple Update MacBook Day!
    Apple Update Mac mini Day!
    Apple Replace Back Mac Book Keyboard Day!
    Apple Update Siri Day!
    Apple Remove Horrible iPhone Notch Day!
    Apple Fix All Bugs Day!
    So, how about going back to work now? :\
  14. Swampthing Suspended


    Mar 5, 2004
    Today is Sunday. Did you check the calendar? Are you one of those people running around your job grumbling, mumbling, and moaning when others are having parties? :rolleyes:
  15. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Ziggy Marley concert on 4/20. Bravo Apple, Bravo! I’m sure your employees were all drinking beer. :)
  16. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    I love Ziggy Marley. Saw them in concert not long ago. GOOD SHOW!!!
  17. bollman macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2001
    Lund, Sweden
    I hope everyone complaining about software QC do their part here:
    I know, it's a lot of work to properly report a bug but if you'd rather spend the effort on posting witty comments on MR, I'd say you have no right to complain.
  18. blco02 Suspended

    Jul 11, 2008
    If Apple REALLY cared about the Earth, they would immediately shut the company down and cease all activity. That would be the best possible thing they could do for the environment.
  19. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Being conscious and caring for the environment doesn't have to equate to living in the stone age.
  20. _Refurbished_, Apr 23, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2018

    _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2007
    I'm doing my own diversity report and the only diversity I see are the entertainers on the stage.

    Step up your game Apple.
  21. canny macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    Ziggy Marley, huh? Real cutting edge stuff. What next, U2?

    ****ing boomers.
  22. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Doesn't every service do this? Google Music does.
  23. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    Ziggy Marley is OK, but WT* does he have to do with environmentalism or sustainable living?
  24. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816


    Sep 23, 2007
    Derbyshire, England
    He’s recycling his Dad’s music. Now what can be more eco friendly than that? :rolleyes:
  25. MarkB786 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2016
    Rocky Mountains, USA
    It shouldn't even be the state, actually. That's a cop out. It should each one of us as individuals making the right decision wrt recycling, energy usage, materialism, and general waste.

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