From EPA to Apple

Former EPA chief Lisa Jackson now Apple’s top environmental officer

Lisa P. Jackson, formerly the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, will become Apple’s top environmental officer.

Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at the Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital D11 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, on May 28, according to The Washington Post. In the past, Apple had been criticized by environmental groups for powering its data centers with fossil-fuel energy. The company announced in March that all of its data centers now run on solar, wind or geothermal energy.

Jackson, who resigned from her position with the EPA in December of last year, wrote in an email, “Apple has shown how innovation can drive real progress by removing toxics from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its data-center plans, and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry.”