Apple celebrates Earth Day 2021 to learn about climate change and other environmental issues by focusing on environmental justice. With that, Apple also shares some new education resources, curated content, and engaging activities. Apple also taking further steps to drive environmental progress with innovative solutions to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
To continue this goal, Apple recently partnered with over 110 manufactures around the world to run 100 percent renewable energy for Apple production. Being said that, Apple also invests $4.7 billion in its Green Bond project to remove carbon emissions and support renewable energy projects to bring clean energy to local communities. Apple also invests $200 million to protect the world’s forests and accelerate natural solutions to climate changes.
As people around the world celebrate Earth Day, Apple’s focus remains on supporting those communities most impacted by climate change and environmental challenges.
In the third installment of its “Challenge for Change” learning series, Apple is collaborating with Dolores Huerta, social justice advocate and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, to encourage learners of all ages to “Create a Better World Through Environmental Justice.” The video challenge and companion workbook provide educators, students, and parents with thought-provoking conversation guides that inspire them to create sustainable environments in their neighborhoods and consider the simple ways they can start to address inequities within their own communities.
Teams across Apple are working with community organizations and educators to help empower and amplify community voices. These efforts include a focus on Black and Brown communities, girls and young women, and youth activists.
As part of ongoing partnerships with Historically Black College and Universities through its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, Apple has collaborated with Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, to help the school launch a new environmental justice degree program.
To help empower young women, Apple is collaborating with Malala Fund to take long-term action to reduce existing gender disparities in access to climate-related education and to inspire the next generation of female activists, including through a new research and advocacy initiative.
And to amplify the voices of young activists, Apple teamed up with The Redford Center in March for its second annual Stories Challenge — a storytelling initiative that empowers youth filmmakers to share their perspectives on environmentalism by producing a video with Clips, Apple’s free video creation app for iPhone and iPad — and is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Redford Center Stories Challenge today.
On Apple Podcasts, the “Earth Won’t Wait” editorial collection offers listeners insight and education on environmental issues, providing inspiration for active participation in the fight against climate change and underscoring the power and importance of nature itself. Subsections of the collection include topics such as conscious consumerism, stewardship, and sustainability; global threats and global solutions; and connecting with nature.
On Apple Music, customers can listen to earth-inspired music on the “Sounds of Nature” and new “Mixtape for Mother Earth” playlists, or enjoy “Restore Our Earth Through Music,” a special editorial space that features a peaceful soundscape of the seven continents and exclusive motion covers.
The App Store provides a single destination for customers to find a wealth of information on how to make a positive environmental impact. Apps such as Think Dirty, Deliciously Ella, All the World, and Kilma help make sustainable shopping, food waste reduction and getting children involved in the effort easier than ever before.
On Apple Arcade, “Alba: A Wildlife Adventure” tells the story of a young girl as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. In partnership with Ecologi, each download of the game will result in the planting of one tree as part of a reforestation project in Madagascar.
With new curated Guides from the National Park Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Red Tricycle, Culture Trip, FATMAP, and Lonely Planet, Apple Maps helps make exploring nature’s wonders a fun adventure for everyone. Discover national parks across the country, destinations for eco-tourism, the best birdwatching spots in New York, glamping sites across Utah’s rugged and beautiful landscapes, and more.
Apple Watch wearers globally can earn a special Earth Day Award and stickers for Messages by completing a 30-minute workout on April 22.