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Apple Watch Challenge
Apple has supported solar rooftops in Japan, an aquifer in Oregon and implemented 100% recycled aluminum for its MacBooks. The tech giant has contributed to environmental initiatives globally for years and gets around 66% of its energy from renewable energy so it’s no surprise that for Earth Day Apple issued its annual challenge to all Apple Watch wearers to workout for 30 minutes on Monday, April 22nd.
If you complete the challenge then you get a medal in your iPhone’s Activity app and a special sticker for FaceTime for this year’s Earth Day celebration.
Apple stated, "On April 22, get outside, celebrate the planet, and earn this award by doing any workout for 30 minutes or more. Record your time with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health. "
Everyone Can Create
Apple is also taking Earth Day educational initiatives at some of its flagship stores by teaming up with artists and storytellers who will be leading workshops that will encourage students to photograph the world around them and use iPad drawing apps.
Author Oliver Jeffers has teamed up with Apple to share activities built around the Everyone Can Create curriculum. Mini sessions will be held at every store on Earth Day.
The curriculum encourages students to find inspiration everywhere and communicate their own ideas. Designed with and for teachers, Everyone Can Create provides skills or drawing, photography, video, and music on iPads.
Students utilize free iPad apps, the built-in camera, microphone, speakers, Multi-Touch display, and Apple Pencil to have fun and learn.