updated 10:35 am EST, Mon December 18, 2006
Greenpeace at 5th Ave
More than 60 Greenpeace activists on Friday gathered around New York's Fifth Avenue Apple Store to protest the company's use of toxic chemicals in its hardware products. Activists shined green lights throughout the glass cube, lighting up the structure with a green glow in front of thousands of busy shoppers. "Our holiday wish list is simple. All we want from Steve Jobs is a green Apple," the organization said. "This holiday season, Mr. Jobs has the chance to play Santa and answer the wishes of children all over the world: deliver them an organic green Apple." Greenpeace activists protested Apple's use of toxic chemicals at the recent Apple Expo in London where it handed out organic green apples and flyers about the company's manufacturing policies. Apple also scored lowest in the organization's recently updated 'Guide to Greener Electronics,' which graded large tech companies on their use of toxic chemicals and harmful substances.