Apple recently awarded a grant to Applied Environmental Research Found to protect and conserve mangrove ecosystems in India.
Today Apple has announced its increased use of recycled content across its products. Apple is also looking toward Earth Day celebrations.
For Earth Day, Apple has announced they will donate money to the WWF for Apple Pay transactions that occur in physical and online stores.
The Apple Watch Earth Day Activity Challenge is set for April 22. Participants need to complete 30 minutes workout to earn a special badge.
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In celebration of Earth Day 2021 today, Apple announced some new education resources, curated content, and activities for users.
Ecosia is a non-profit search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches. So far it has now planted over 120 million trees across 9,000 planting sites worldwide. The current rate is a new tree planted every 1.3 seconds. Ecosia makes advertising revenue like other search engines, but it takes 80-100% of that to reinvest into its tree planting projects around the world. It’s also a private engine, as it does not permanently store users’ searches and they are deleted after a week. Ecosia does not sell any user data to advertisers, all searches are encrypted and it doesn’t use any external tracking tools. And with iOS 14.3, Apple users can choose Ecosia as their main search engine in Settings > Safari > Search Engine.
Reading app Libby has rounded up the best 16 books to read for celebrating Earth Day 2021. These books focus on topics like climate change, environmentalism, and activism and can be borrowed for free from your local library. Books include The Hidden Life of Trees (decent read), The Overstory, The Invention of Nature (been on my list for months), Losing Earth, Walden, How to Give Up Plastic, and many others. Speaking of nature books, a couple of my own favorites include The Wild Trees by Richard Preston, The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell, and What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz.
Now through April 22 Apple will donate US$1 to Conservation International for every Apple Pay transaction made with Apple.
The new CASETIFY CONSCIOUS collection offers eco-friendly phone cases that you can compost. Coming in a variety of colors and designs, they’re made with bamboo, corn starch, and pellet material so the case will safely break down into carbon dioxide, water and other natural minerals after 180 days. These eco-friendly phone cases are US$45.