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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
If your life is a leaf / that that the seasons tear off and condemn They will bind you with love / that is graceful and green as a stem
— Leonard Cohen, Sisters of Mercy
October 6, 2009
Leadership Means a Strong Position Sometimes

Computers, as it turns out, are full of toxic substances and the byproduct of the manufacturing processes are legendarily bad. Silicon Valley is full of companies who have been fined the Environmental Protection Agency multiple times. Apple has, over the last few years, done much to change its practices and to Think Different about what to do with computers at the end of their life cycle. My iMac is completely recyclable.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is in denial about climate change, and it’s nice to see Apple adopting a leadership position again.

Apple Resigns From Chamber Over Climate
October 5, 2009, 3:39 PM
Apple has become the latest company to resign from the United States Chamber of Commerce over climate policy.

“We strongly object to the chamber’s recent comments opposing the E.P.A.’s effort to limit greenhouse gases,” wrote Catherine A. Novelli, the vice president of worldwide government affairs at Apple, in a letter dated today and addressed to Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive of the chamber. Click here to read the letter.

“Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the chamber at odds with us in this effort,” Ms. Novelli continued.

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