Earth Day is next Friday, April 22, and Apple is getting ready for the important celebration by “greening” it’s Apple retail stores around the globe. Apple Stores are celebrating by turning the leaf above the store’s Apple logo green, as well employees wearing green shirts that include the iconic Apple logo.
9to5Mac reminds us that starting today, Apple stores are making the transition from their popular plastic shopping bags to eco-friendly paper bags made largely from recycled materials. Stores will continue to use the plastic bags until they’re gone. Apple employees are also being encouraged to ask customers if a bag is necessary, instead of supplying them by default.
In addition to the changes in their retail stores, Apple is also promoting Earth Day and its own environmental efforts with an App Store campaign involving various developers and the WWF, where all proceeds go toward the conservation effort.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
Apple has turned store logo and employee uniforms green in celebration of Earth Day??? Cool! #0422 今朝LINEのアイコンが葉っぱと水滴に変わってて、画面割れたのかと焦ったけど、それもアースデイに向けた取り組みだったとは?！ . 自然環境保護が目的のアースデイ。このような日を設けて、人が自然を傷つけるような数々の醜態を省みるのは、人と自然の共存を目指す上で大切なことでしょう。 しかし、地震のように、自然の現象が人を傷つけることも時々あって、それは突然起こるのだと、昨夜改めて思いました。 地震の被災者の皆様が1日も早く平穏な日常を送れますように。 #earthday #worldearthday #apple #applestore #green #PlayForKumamoto #アースデイ #アップル #アップルストア #表参道 #平成28年熊本地震
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