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Apple's Lisa Jackson Discusses Company's Quest for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Though Apple says its data centers and corporate offices are mostly powered by renewable energy, the tech titan looks to become even more sustainable with the hire of Lisa Jackson as its vice president of environmental initiatives.
Jackson spent 25 years in the public sector, most recently as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before joining Apple in May. While at the EPA, she strived to bring businesses and EPA together to help companies become more sustainable. Now, Jackson is a central figure in Apple's mission to become completely powered by renewable energy.
"I wasn't going to go anywhere that didn't espouse those values," Jackson told a crowd at GreenBiz.com's VERGE conference in San Francisco earlier this week.
The three-day VERGE conference brought innovators, entrepreneurs and public officials together to discuss efficiencies that could be created through technological advancements in energy, green building and transportation.
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The statistics around threatened species are looking grim. A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added more than 9,000 new additions to its Red List of threatened species, pushing the total number of species on the list to more than 105,000 for the first time, according to the Guardian.
By Kristy Dahl
Last week, UCS released Killer Heat, a report analyzing how the frequency of days with a dangerously hot heat index — the combination of temperature and humidity the National Weather Service calls the "feels like" temperature — will change in response to the global emissions choices we make in the coming decades.
Green is the new black at Zara.
The Spanish fast fashion behemoth has made a bold move to steer its industry to a more environmentally friendly future for textiles. Inditex, Zara's parent company, announced that all the polyester, cotton and linen it uses will be sustainably produced by 2025, as CNN reported.