Earth Day 2019

A little history:  Earth Day was founded in 1970 out of the want to educate and bring public awareness to environmental issues. It’s no secret that as a species, we’ve wreaked a bit of havoc on our one and only inhabitable planet as no other species has.

Everything we do has an impact on the world around us and that definitely includes all of the technology around us. Many tech companies these days recognize the strain their devices or services put on the environment and work to offset it. See below for a roundup of some Earth Day reading we’ve been doing in the mac-tech office.

History – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-oil-spill-50-years-ago-inspired-first-earth-day-180972007/

Google Sustainability – https://sustainability.google 

Microsoft Environmental Sustainability – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/environmental-sustainability

Don’t buy a new phone! – https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvap85/dont-buy-an-iphone-xs

But if you must… – https://nr.apple.com/dE0a6n1H8A and https://www.apple.com/environment/

Bring your lunch! – https://packagefreeshop.com/collections/eating-drinking

And then compost the leftovers and coffee grinds. (we do!) – https://www.grownyc.org/compost

Drink sustainably – https://ecocult.com/20-organic-fair-trade-coffee-shops-nyc-great-meetings/

Time is of the essence – http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

Because, we love the Earth – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvuN_WvF1to