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.

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    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.

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    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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  2. qawes macrumors regular

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    Why does that guy get to wear flip-flops to work?
     
  3. timborama macrumors 6502

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    Because Apple thinks they’re “cool”. :rollseyes:
     
  4. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    Mean while in asia billowing clouds of pollution.
     
  5. Moakesy macrumors regular

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    Is it just me, or does it seem a bit odd to celebrate Earth Day by creating and shipping tonnes of product half way around the world?
     
  6. tjhilder macrumors regular

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    Was thinking similar to that myself.
     
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    lol guess they didn't go the extra mile to include green socks with those flip-flops. :eek:
     
  8. rmoliv macrumors regular

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    Those bare feet are disgusting and so unprofessional. Flip flops are not adequate in workplace, unless you work at a beach bar or something like that, clearly not the case. Surprised Apple allows it.
     
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    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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    I miss the days of easily sellable work shirts :(
     
  11. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    That is by design.
    Move all the pollution to China and then claim you are 'green' while crippling your own core economy through unreasonable regulations.
     
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    That's gonna be good for the earth buying new t-shirts to wear for a week.
     
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    Relax, maybe when the photo was taken it was Flip-Flop Friday at Apple.
     
  14. mithion macrumors member

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. Seems very wasteful to manufacturer shirts that will be worn for one week.
     
  15. where is it macrumors 6502

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    There's a lot of employees that work in that store
     
  16. Jsameds, Apr 12, 2018
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    Yep.

    Let’s celebrate Earth day by manufacturing thousands of shirts.
     
  17. RealAppleFan macrumors newbie

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    Can they focus on the following instead of stupid green shirts?

    1. Mac Hardware updates
    2. Homepod pricing
    3. Getting rid of notch
    4. Bringing back headphone jack
    5. Getting rid of Tim Cook
     
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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.
     
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    Wonderful how the female customer with the red hair on the left is balanced by the red iPhone screen on the right. These photo shoots aren’t just thrown together. ;)
     
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    "Surely the comments won't be all negative for something so simple", I assured myself. Boy was I wrong.

    You guys need to lighten the heck up and stop being so overly pessimistic at any given scenario. It's exhausting.
     
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  23. CrystalQuest76 macrumors 6502a

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    They were probably ordered to come in for a store wide meeting to be issued the shirts and the required photo. Hourly employees don't get the choices like many on this forum have.
     
  24. sualpine macrumors 6502

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    They're dealing with jerks and idiots all day. At least they can be comfortable.
     
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    Maybe it's a "cool new product" that's coming soon... the iFlop.
     

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