• Apple buys 36,000 acres of private forestland in a bid to go greener

  • tim-cook-forest-2Being a technology giant and keeping the environment intact at the same time isn’t an easy task. However, Apple is doing all it can to preserve nature and do minimal harm to planet earth! To begin with, the company has partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase about 36,000 acres of private forestland. This land is located in Maine and North Carolina. The area will be sustained and harvested for packaging products in the future!

    Combined, this land managed by The Conservation Fund is approximately 2.5 times the size of Manhattan! The exact amount of paper that Apple will use from these dedicated forests hasn’t been stated yet. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives Lisa Jackson stated, “We feel a deep responsibility to take real action and make sure we’re addressing our own footprint. And if we take the approach of just buying sustainably sourced paper, we’re not making the world a better place — we’re zeroing out.”

    [Source – Venturebeat]

    Posted in Topics:Awareness and Hype, Tags: , on April 22, 2015