Apple hires former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson as top environmental officer

by Cassady Sharp

May 29, 2013

[caption id="attachment_18169" align="alignright" width="333"]Former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson Former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson[/caption] Apple announced that former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson will join the world's number one company as its vice president for environmental initiatives. Jackson wrote in an email, "Im incredibly impressed with Apples commitment to the environment and Im thrilled to be joining the team. Greenpeace has campaigned to make sure Apple is the leader on several issues including toxic product manufacturing, and most recently, on powering its massive data centers with renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. "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 Apples biggest challenges as it continues to grow," says Greenpeace's Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook."Jackson can make Apple the top environmental leader in the tech sector by helping the company use its influence to push electric utilities and governments to provide the clean energy that both Apple and America need right now." Apple also announcedthat it's building its Maiden, North Carolina data center with one of the largest solar arrays in the country.

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