Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice In A Time Of Climate Change

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Being “Green” is an economic and socially driven philosophy that many companies adapt in an effort to help improve the environment and attract more customers into buying their products. Companies claiming to be “Green” started when more customers became aware of the growing effects of global warming and began to show interest in helping the environment by recycling, reusing, and reducing their products. Two companies, McDonalds and Apple, sought to join the Green Movement. They make the company look “Green” by eliminating their waste products that mostly end up in landfills and by saving energy through renewable sources. However, their claims may be questioned because of the way their products are made and the transportation involved in shipping them. In the book, Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Crisis, Vandana Shiva expresses how companies play a big role in global warming due to deforestation and chemical emissions being released by the burning of fossil…show more content…
It implements energy from the sun to generate heat and electricity at Apple facilities. According to the article, “Apple now gets 100% of its energy from renewable resources…It’s been a big point of pride for the world’s largest company” (Ciaccia). Before, the company used to run its resources without a solar panel, which increased the amount and cost of energy sources. Now, the company has created a way to help improve the environment by having solar panels, which reduces the cost of heat and electricity up to forty percent. This is an effective approach because the company is not using nonrenewable resources to help generate their company. Instead, they are using their own resources directed from the sun. Therefore, Apple has gained its reputation as being the leading electronic company that operates their energy from solar panels, thus helping the Earth by saving
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