“Apple’s decision to hire Lisa Jackson, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to help oversee the company’s green initiatives was a “bold move” that should help boost its environmental track record, according to Greenpeace,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Forbes.
“‘Apple has made a bold move in hiring Lisa Jackson, a proven advocate with a track record of combating toxic waste and the dirty energy that causes global warming, two of Apple’s biggest challenges as it continues to grow,’ Gary Cook, a senior analyst with Greenpeace, said in a statement today,” Guglielmo reports. “Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking at the AllThingsDigital conference yesterday, announced Jackson’s hiring and said she will be ‘coordinating’ a lot of the environmental practices at the company. That includes helping to improve its green efforts around manufacturing and products, areas for which Apple has come under criticism.”
Guglielmo reports, ““I’m incredibly impressed with Apple’s commitment to the environment and I’m thrilled to be joining the team,” Jackson told Politico via an email sent using her iPhone.”
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