1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Apple Inc. Crowned the Greenest Tech Company | BusinessVibes

    Like them or loathe them, Greenpeace has crowned Apple the greenest tech company again. It seems Apple gets this recognition reasonably regularly from them.

    Does the fact that Apple is doing what it can for the environment factor in to your buying decision when you decide to choose a new smart phone or other electronic device?

    Personally, it doesn't for me but I do appreciate that others feel very different about the environment.
    07-15-2014 04:46 AM
  2. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Well, I am interested, so did a search on the Greenpeace website for 'Apple'.

    I think this is purely related to Apple's use of renewables to power their data centres.

    So it seems more a question of the environment factoring in to your decision when you upload something to the cloud, for instance. To consider their manufacturing 'green' is ludicrous.
    07-15-2014 05:01 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Well, taken from the article, the excerpt gives more information than your interpretation. What I find ludicrous is the extent to which Apple detractors go to minimise the company's efforts.

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    The American tech giant Apple is now on the leading position among the worlds major tech companies who have committed to become Green-tech, meaning using 100% renewable energy for everything from running their data centres to the manufacturing of new products, according to the latest report conducted by Greenpeace. The report, which grades some of the worlds top tech companies for their green performance in terms of energy transparency, renewable energy commitments and deployment, and energy efficiency, indicates that Apple leading the pack having achieved 100% green energy. The following infographic made by Juice Electrical Supplies distils the data from Greenpeaces report grading 14 worlds major tech companies on their green performance such as transparency about their energy use, green energy index rating, and usage of coal, nuclear power and natural gas. - See more at: http://www.businessvibes.com/blog/ap....zhJiSnf5.dpuf


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    07-15-2014 07:34 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Oh found this interesting article too.

    http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/02/1...-on-the-table/

    Now.....wouldn't it be nice if all other tech manufacturers did this.


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    07-15-2014 07:45 AM
  5. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Indeed. They were crowned 'most improved' I believe.

    Infographics sure are cute!
    07-15-2014 10:02 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Makes you really green for having your Apple tech, doesn't it?
    07-15-2014 10:44 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's not easy being green!
    Apple crowned the greenest tech company by Greenpeace-imageuploadedbytapatalk1405436590.160115.jpg


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    07-15-2014 11:03 AM
  8. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    I agree, and I thank Apple for considering the environment. Wish other tech companies also consider it.. After all, its "our" environment!


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    07-15-2014 11:08 AM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Makes you really green for having your Apple tech, doesn't it?
    Oh yah. Best tech for me. And Greenpeace agrees!!!

    ....where did Ieave that Greenpeace sweatshirt?!?!....


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    07-15-2014 11:26 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    It's not easy being green!
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    07-15-2014 12:19 PM
  11. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Trying to promote a company that wants you to upgrade your phone every year as environmentally responsible, is like polishing a ****.
    07-15-2014 12:26 PM
  12. Flow39's Avatar
    That's awesome. Glad Apple does this, makes the world a little cleaner
    07-15-2014 12:52 PM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Trying to promote a company that wants you to upgrade your phone every year as environmentally responsible, is like polishing a ****.
    WOW talk about desperate reaching....




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    07-15-2014 02:01 PM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That's awesome. Glad Apple does this, makes the world a little cleaner
    And fragrant if you add a wee bit of cinnamon

    Now I'm craving apple butter....


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    07-15-2014 02:31 PM
  15. ajst222's Avatar
    Apple Inc. Crowned the Greenest Tech Company | BusinessVibes

    Like them or loathe them, Greenpeace has crowned Apple the greenest tech company again. It seems Apple gets this recognition reasonably regularly from them.

    Does the fact that Apple is doing what it can for the environment factor in to your buying decision when you decide to choose a new smart phone or other electronic device?

    Personally, it doesn't for me but I do appreciate that others feel very different about the environment.
    I feel the same way, OP. That won't sway me to buy or not buy Apple either way. I buy based on products themselves.
    07-15-2014 09:51 PM
  16. svelt's Avatar
    Trying to promote a company that wants you to upgrade your phone every year as environmentally responsible, is like polishing a ****.
    Apple's the least guilty of this; 3.5 and 3 year old products are getting iOS 8. Before Google started stepping in Android manufacturers would practically NEVER update the OS on their phones (my mom's LG optimus 2x is one of the 5% of Android phones still around on Froyo. She's not going to flash & install a custom ROM. Thanks for nothing LG.).

    Don't even get me started on BB who wouldn't update their one and only tablet, and having an app store that is fragmented into three pieces (BBOS, PBOS, BB10). Apple tries hard to keep their old hardware as new as possible through pushed updates which few, if any, of the other tech companies can rival.

    I did a paper on Apple's environmental footprint in grad school and got a pretty good mark for it. I concluded that Apple is quite unfairly singled out for their practices when compared to their industry peers they're one of the more socially responsible companies especially since Cook took over and hired the former EPA chief Lisa Jackson to work on their environmental programs.
    07-20-2014 08:54 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Well, at least Google keeps its Nexus devices updated for a long time, as are Google Play editions.
    07-20-2014 10:03 PM
  18. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Apple's the least guilty of this; 3.5 and 3 year old products are getting iOS 8. Before Google started stepping in Android manufacturers would practically NEVER update the OS on their phones (my mom's LG optimus 2x is one of the 5% of Android phones still around on Froyo. She's not going to flash & install a custom ROM. Thanks for nothing LG.).

    Don't even get me started on BB who wouldn't update their one and only tablet, and having an app store that is fragmented into three pieces (BBOS, PBOS, BB10). Apple tries hard to keep their old hardware as new as possible through pushed updates which few, if any, of the other tech companies can rival.

    I did a paper on Apple's environmental footprint in grad school and got a pretty good mark for it. I concluded that Apple is quite unfairly singled out for their practices when compared to their industry peers they're one of the more socially responsible companies especially since Cook took over and hired the former EPA chief Lisa Jackson to work on their environmental programs.
    So, it is good for our environment that Apple have released 7 tablets in the same time frame that RIM/BB have only released one, how exactly?
    07-21-2014 10:00 AM
  19. ajst222's Avatar
    So, it is good for our environment that Apple have released 7 tablets in the same time frame that RIM/BB have only released one, how exactly?

    So what company do you want on top? One that sits there and produces nothing? Because, yeah, technically that would be better for the environment...
    07-22-2014 07:25 AM
  20. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Technically?
    07-23-2014 07:45 AM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    So, it is good for our environment that Apple have released 7 tablets in the same time frame that RIM/BB have only released one, how exactly?
    Had the Playbook had ANY success AT ALL then BlackBerry would have released another. And another. The fact that it was an epic failure is not in any way to be deemed a win for the green movement.
    07-23-2014 08:50 AM
  22. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    But would they have released seven? When the next iPhone is released, will Greenpeace applaud? I do not speak for the green movement, fill me in.
    07-23-2014 04:52 PM
  23. ajst222's Avatar
    Technically?
    Let me ask you this: Is Apple is business to make money, or to help the environment?
    07-23-2014 09:49 PM
  24. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Tricky question. May be you should do a poll.
    07-24-2014 05:33 AM
  25. Speedygi's Avatar
    Does anyone really take it seriously that Apple pushes clean energy for their server plants? Let's just accept that these companies are going to be releasing devices yearly anyway...
    07-24-2014 09:41 PM
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