Apple's Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson Attend White House State Dinner

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Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson, Henry Kissinger

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson attended President Donald Trump’s first official state dinner. The event was given to honor French President Emmanuel Macron, and other business people to attend included media mogul Rupert Murdoch, FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith, Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman, and others. Politicians included Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Republican leaders of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence, Chief Justice John Roberts, and more. Bloomberg covered Mr. Cook’s and Ms. Jackson’s appearance at the event, as well as some of the notable administration officials who did not attend. Also not invited were any opposition members of Congress, but Ms. Jackson was a member of the previous administration, where she led the EPA. Current EPA administrator Scott Pruitt was not in attendance. It’s one of the highest profile political events attended by Mr. Cook, one that put him in direct contact with politicians and business leaders from around the world, including President Trump.

Apple Wants to Responsibly Manage 1 Million Acres of Forest (Video)

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Apple has a new video in its series of Earth Day cartoons explaining the company’s environmentally-oriented accomplishments. The new one—Can an apple grow a forest?—talks about how a dinner meeting with Senior VP Lisa Jackson led to the decision to buy or grow a forest. The result, according to the video, was an effort to put 1 million acres of forest under responsible management by 2020. “At this point, more than  99% of the papers and fibers we use are responsibly sourced or recycled,” Connie Yang, product and packing design, said. Which is remarkable—all the more so when you’re talking about the world’s most profitable company.

Al Gore, Lisa Jackson Discussing Climate at San Francisco Apple Store on April 19

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Former Vice President Al Gore and Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson are teaming up for a climate-focused discussion at Apple’s Union Square store in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 19th. The two will talk about climate optimism, Earth Day initiatives, and more. The event is free, but you need to RSVP to attend. Their discussion starts at 7PM pacific time and odds are it’ll fill up quickly. If you want to attend, head over to Apple’s website and RSVP now.

Al Gore, Lisa Jackson Discussing Climate at San Francisco Apple Store on April 19