Apple is celebrating Earth Day 2015 by starting something that will last all year. The tech giant has created an entire section of eco-friendly apps in the Apple app store. Not only can users find interesting apps, but customers can also use iTunes to download podcasts, books and films about the environment.
Apple is making it clear that the company is dedicated to the well-being of the planet.
“Our commitment to the environment starts from the ground up. We strive to change things for the better and create not only the best products in the world, but the best products for the world. Learn about how to improve the world around you with our Earth Day collections.”
The section went live a day before Earth Day and will allow Apple users to not only learn about the environment, but also learn about living green and going paperless.
For example, Apple’s Earth Day 2015 selections include the TV show “Planet Earth,” the movie “March of the Penguins,” the book “Environmental Debt,” the apps Evernote Scannable and Green Living, and various National Geographic magazines.
The announcement comes after Apple released their latest environmental reports. The company says it is celebrating significant progress in it’s effort for responsible environmental practices.
“We take our passion for innovation beyond our products and into our practices. As part of our continuing mission to leave the world better than we found it, we’re partnering with The Conservation Fund to protect and create the type of forests we use in our packaging. We’ve developed a renewable micro‑hydro project to power our data center Prineville, Oregon. And we’re building a solar farm in China to offset energy used by our offices and retail stores. Because it’s our responsibility to make sure that in creating beautiful products, we’re also caring for our beautiful planet.”
Apple is really taking this whole living green thing seriously. The company recently made headlines after purchasing 36,000 acres of forest and several solar power plants. In fact, the tech giant has set three environmental priorities.
“Reduce our impact on climate change by using renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency in our products, conserve precious resources so we all can thrive and pioneer the use of greener materials in our products and processes.”