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In honor of Earth Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 22, Apple employees will transition from their standard blue shirts to green Earth Day shirts starting on Thursday, April 20.

Apple also celebrates Earth Day by updating the logos on its retail stores around the world, adding a green leaf accent to the traditional white Apple. Earth Day represents one of the few days a year Apple alters its logo.

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Apple employees on Earth Day 2016, via Angela Ahrendts

Apple often uses Earth Day as a way to highlight its environmental efforts and reaffirm its commitment to recycling, renewable energy, and other initiatives. According to a recent interview with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, 96 percent of the energy Apple uses around the world now comes from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Last year, Apple released a host of earth-inspired Apple Music playlists, launched a "Siri and Liam" ad outlining its recycling practices, and launched an "Apps for Earth" promotion, with proceeds donated to the World Wildlife Fund. Similar promotions could take place this year, with announcements coming this week ahead of April 22.

Article Link: Apple Employees to Celebrate Earth Day With Green Shirts Starting April 20
 
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meaning-matters

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Organic cotton, using natural colorants, made locally (in same country or city as Store) by people that are paid well, I presume?

And even then, it's still waste.
 
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jozero

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Why not make green coloured products, like they do with the great RED campaign ? And then donate the money to environmental causes ? What does wearing green shirts, then throwing them out the next day, possibly accomplish ?
 
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WaxedJacket

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Anticipating the classic Tim Cook photo op showing up at [insert regional Apple store here].
 
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Relentless Power

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As Apple Stores are one of the most successful retail chains in the US, and Apple being highly ranked with respect to environmental sustainability, of course Cook would show up. As would any other CEO for a company Apple's size.

Aside from Cook showing up on Earth Day or any other day, he frequently visits many Apple Stores across the world. I think it's humbling for a CEO to take time to make contact with his employee's In person and the employee's can interact with their CEO to establish the rapport.
 
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citysnaps

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Aside from Cook showing up on Earth Day or any other day, he frequently visits many Apple Stores across the world. I think it's humbling for a CEO to take time to make contact with his employee's In person and the employee's can interact with their CEO to establish the rapport.

Yup. That's why Apple employees in general really like Cook as their CEO.

He still lives a relatively humble life, renting a condo, instead of living in a gigantic MacMansion as most SF Bay Area tech CEOs do. And you'll often see him by himself on Sunday mornings at a local Palo Alto Starbucks with his iPad. No security entourage needed, as other CEOs have...
 
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