Apple Celebrates Earth Day 2021 with Apple Watch Activity Challenge and More

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Apple has announced its initiatives to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2021. The company says it plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and says it is “providing a blueprint for other companies to do the same.”

On the path to 2030, Apple recently announced over 110 of its supply chain partners globally will move to 100 percent renewable energy for the production of its products. Also, newly announced products such as its all-new iMac, iPad Pro, AirTag, and Apple TV 4K leverage recycled materials that lead the industry.

“As government and business leaders gather to fight climate change and build a better future for our planet, we’re reminded that each of us — in communities around the world — is a part of this work,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, in a statement. “The resources and community initiatives we’re sharing today are all about amplifying voices too often unheard, and giving people the tools to learn, engage, and be part of the solution.”

Here are some of Apple’s 2021 Earth Day celebrations:

  • Apple TV app users can view features on citizen activists and stories that explore the science and human cost of climate change and its impact on wildlife, and offer hope for the future
  • Apple TV+ subscribers can enjoy the new documentary “The Year Earth Changed,” narrated by David Attenborough, as well as the second seasons of Apple Originals “Tiny World” and “Earth At Night In Color.”
  • Apple Books customers can explore books and audiobooks about reversing climate change and ways everyone can do their part, alongside spotlights on authors whose work explores environmental themes
  • Apple Podcasts will have the “Earth Won’t Wait” editorial collection offers listeners insight and education on environmental issues
  • 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”
  • App Store will highlight apps such as Think Dirty, Deliciously Ella, All the World, and Kilma to make sustainable shopping, food waste reduction, and getting children involved in the effort easier than ever before
  • Apple Arcade to feature “Alba: A Wildlife Adventure”; each download of the game will result in the planting of one tree as part of a reforestation project in Madagascar
  • Apple Watch wearers globally can earn a special Earth Day Award and stickers for Messages by completing a 30-minute workout on April 22