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Greenpeace to 'green' Apple Store SF Monday

updated 06:55 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007

Greenpeace and Apple

The environmental activist group Greenpeace is planning to "green" the Apple Store San Francisco this evening at 6:00 p.m. local time. A similar "greening" was held at Apple's flagship retail store in New York City, but the group said that this would be more dramatic. In December, Greenpeace ranked Apple as the worst technology company with regard to environmental issues, following an update to its quarterly "Guide to Greener Electronics." In a release sent to media members, Greenpeace said that IDG Expo denied a booth at the 2007 Macworld Expo, despite the organization's willingness to pay more than $5,000.

Apple and other show organizers have previously taken issue with the activist organization after complaints at the Mac Expo tradeshow in London last October. A few months before that -- in August -- the company ranked Apple a 2.7 out of 10 with low scores in almost all criteria -- which included the use of toxic chemicals, recycling, and quality of take-back programs.

According to AppleInsider, the group held a press conference on Monday where they announced plans to be outside this week's Expo to educate attendees on Apple's poor environmental efforts. The company also said it plans to "green" the San Francisco Apple Store after holding a similar -- but more subtle -- demonstration at Apple's flagship Manhanttan-based Fifth Avenue Store using floodlights.

by MacNN Staff




  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    hmm... how dow we...?

    draw more attention to our has-been group? i know! let's attach our efforts to one of the most popular brands in the world! effectively, we'll use their marketing dollars to drum up interest in our agenda, even though there are far more effective and worthy targets to go after.


  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Good grief, get a life. Ooh so original, let's keep doing it until no one cares-oh, wait, no one cares now...

  1. suhail

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I care about the environment too, but this is retarded!

  1. pudquick

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MacNN should do research

    "Greenpeace Lies About Apple":

    "Greenpeace Apologizes For Apple Stink":

  1. 010111

    Joined: Dec 1969



    this is a good read.

    i think i found the link when it was posted by someone else on this site in the comments section.

    the line :

    "Greenpeace said that IDG Expo denied a booth at the 2007 Macworld Expo, despite the organization's willingness to pay more than $5,000."

    means next to nothing. IDG isn't Apple. IDG can decide how applicable any potential booth is or is not for its various shows. it's a business not a democracy. i'm sure any other random pseudo-political group that decided it had a problem with Apple would be denied as well. what if the Klan wanted a booth to protest the fact that the black MacBook was made to look better than the White MacBook? should IDG let them have a booth just because they have $5000?

    and how do we even know booths cost more or less than $5000? maybe they go for $15000. that quoted line alone means nothing.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Thanks for the links! Great stuff!

  1. iChick

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Nothing but a bunch of has-been goofballs.

  1. asthma

    Joined: Dec 1969


    good grief

    its almost like they are harassing the apple customers. if i went to the apple store and someone started to flash green lights in my face i wouldn't be to happy. what a bunch of tards.

  1. mike3k

    Joined: Dec 1969


    to put it bluntly

    Greenpeace can go f*** themselves.

  1. cgkaide

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If they keep trashing my favorite company...I might have to beat them like a harp seal...

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