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It’s Earth Day and Apple’s website highlights product progress

It’s Earth Day today, an annual opportunity to show support for the environment and call for policies that help protect our planet. As always, Apple is promoting the occasion with a prominent link on the homepage apple.com.

The company kicked things off earlier this month by announcing that it would donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund for every Apple Pay transaction made at Apple Stores, through the Apple Store app or on his website from April 14 to today…

Background

Earth Day takes place on April 22 each year. This year’s highlights are on The Great Global Cleanup, sustainable fashion, planting trees and climate literacy.

The Great Global Cleanup is a global campaign to remove billions of litter from neighborhoods, beaches, rivers, lakes, trails and parks – reducing litter and plastic pollution, improving habitats and preventing damage to wildlife and to humans.

The fashion industry is responsible for more than 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable fashion refers to an environmentally and socially responsible clothing supply chain. Now is an opportunity to move industry and consumers away from the fast fashion model towards sustainable practices in sourcing, production, distribution, marketing and consumption.

As little as $1 can plant a tree. Home to around 80% of the world’s biodiversity, forests are collectively the second largest carbon reservoir after the oceans, absorbing significant amounts of greenhouse gases. They also enhance biodiversity, while protecting waterways, improving soil nutrition and providing buffers against natural disasters.

Join us in the struggle for climate literacy. Now is the time to create a generation of climate-ready citizens, workers, students and leaders. We need the public to understand how to stop climate change and environmental damage.

Apple’s homepage points out that it’s Earth Day

As usual, Apple’s home page has an environment-focused section.

Clicking on the link leads to Apple environment microsite, with the environmental credentials of the company’s products making headlines. It then outlines the company’s plan to make its entire supply chain carbon neutral by 2030, as well as other steps the company has already taken.

Apple typically promotes environmental education sources through the App Store, as well as causes people can support, and we’ll no doubt see this year’s picks later today.

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