Apple partnering with Dream Corps on education, workforce development opportunities

Apple partnering with Dream Corps on education, workforce development opportunities

As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple says it will partner with Oakland, California-based non-profit organization Dream Corps to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to young adults with a goal of career placement in the tech sector.

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Apple reiterates its support for the Paris Agreement on climate change

Apple reiterates its support for the Paris Agreement on climate change

CNET reports that Apple has reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change with Lisa Jackson, Apple's head of environment, policy and social initiatives, told an arena full of tech leaders telling the Web Summit in Lisbon that the tech giant can continue to profit while being environmentally responsible.  

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Apple launches China Clean Energy Fund

Apple launches China Clean Energy Fund

Apple has announced a new investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. 

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson to receive Environmental Achievement Award

Apple’s Lisa Jackson to receive Environmental Achievement Award

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) will present its 2018 Environmental Achievement Award to Lisa Jackson, vice president of Apple’s Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Washington, D.C. She’s being recognized for “her visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship over a most distinguished career.”

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Apple debuts Daisy, a new iPhone disassembling robot

Apple debuts Daisy, a new iPhone disassembling robot

Earth Day 2018 will be celebrated this Sunday, April 22. In honor of it, Apple has announced that for every device received at Apple stores and apple.com through the Apple GiveBack program through April 30, the company will make a donation to the non-profit Conservation International, which uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood. 

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Al Gore, Lisa Jackson to talk climate optimism at Apple Store Union Square on Wednesday

Al Gore, Lisa Jackson to talk climate optimism at Apple Store Union Square on Wednesday

Al Gore (pictured) — former U.S. Vice President and Climate Reality chairman — and Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — will discuss climate optimism Wednesday, April 17, in an appearance at Apple Store Union Square in San Francisco, California.

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Ibiden commits to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Ibiden commits to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Component supplier Ibiden is the first company in Japan to pledge it will power all of its Apple manufacturing with 100% renewable energy — a new milestone for Apple and Japan. The announcement marks a significant step forward in Apple’s efforts to help its manufacturing partners transition to clean power, says Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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Apple announces 'significant' environmental progress in China

Apple announces 'significant' environmental progress in China

Apple has announced a “significant commitment” by major supplier Lens Technology to run its Apple operations on entirely renewable energy. This unprecedented commitment, combined with zero waste compliance from all final assembly sites, furthers Apple’s efforts to help manufacturers lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste in China, helping to advance China’s transition to a new green economy, according to Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson praises TSMC for its environmental progress

Apple’s Lisa Jackson praises TSMC for its environmental progress

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) — a key supplier of mobile processors for, among other things, the iPhone — says it will purchase 200 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power in 2016 compared to the previous year’s purchase of 100 million kWh, further supporting Taiwan’s renewable energy development and environmentally friendly low-carbon measures.

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Apple’s Lisa Jackson visits The Barefoot College in India

Apple’s Lisa Jackson visits The Barefoot College in India

While Apple CEO Tim Cook was revealing his business plans in India, a top Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, was in Rajasthan this week, visiting "solar mamas" and the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Ajmer, a rural, non-profit school that makes extensive use of iPads, reports IANS.

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