Apple Store Employees to Celebrate Earth Day With Green Shirts Starting This Week

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Apple Store employees will celebrate Earth Day by again wearing green shirts instead of traditional navy blue for the next few weeks.

Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts with employees ahead of Earth Day in 2017

Apple has already provided many of its retail employees with the new uniform, which they will begin wearing as early as Friday, April 13 in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries, according to a reliable source. The new shirts will likely be worn at least through Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.

A tipster who asked to be identified as The Apple Post informant today sent us photos of what appears to be the new uniform items.


Apple also celebrates Earth Day by adding a green leaf accent to the Apple logos at its retail stores around the world, and by offering an Earth Day activity challenge on Apple Watch. And, in recent years, Apple has shared a series of Earth Day videos, Apple Music playlists, and featured App Store apps.

Apple will likely release its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report around Earth Day, highlighting the company's commitment and progress in relation to recycling, renewable energy, and other green initiatives around the world.

Earlier this week, Apple announced that its global facilities, including retail stores, offices, and data centers across 43 countries, are now powered with 100 percent renewable energy. In addition, an additional nine Apple suppliers around the world have committed to using renewable energy sources.

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simonmet

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Mean while in asia billowing clouds of pollution.
Apple’s suppliers... and their suppliers and their suppliers’ suppliers (and so forth) are where it matters. Apple itself is a relatively small part of the overall Apple juggernaut from an environmental perspective. Ultimately, all the products they sell require resources. Resources for the components, resources for the energy and chemicals required during manufacture, resources for transporting all these other resources around the planet.

It’s all well and good to say our shiny office in Cupertino is 100% renewable and sustainable. How much of their suppliers are sustainable and what about their suppliers? I’m not against mining or anything but it has a pretty significant environmental cost and can Apple trace all of their suppliers to the source?

So much manufacture is done in China but their environmental standards and transparency are still below that of Europe and other places. It used to be the case that the best (only?) measure for air quality available to the public in Beijing was the US Embassy’s particle counters.

It’d be nice if our shiny Apple products had zero (or net-zero) environmental footprint, but that isn’t, nor can it ever really be the case so long as they use rare earths and other metals. How much of the aluminium Apple uses in its products is recycled? Actually, that’s a really good question that doesn’t seem to be covered in any of their green marketing and spin. Can anyone shed some light on this?
 
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oldwatery

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Apple get more hypocritical by the day. Chinese T-shirt’s for a self congratulatory photo op flown half way round the world. Cook and co have long lost the plot. It’s now just about the show and being cool. No substance. No true respect for planet or population or country. Just money and aperances. And not an up to date computer in sight.