Apple is celebrating America’s parks by donating $10 to the National Parks Foundation every time someone makes a purchase in the Apple Store, on apple.com, or through the Apple Store app and uses Apple Pay to pay. The company is also making new content available on Apple Maps, Podcasts and more.
Apple announced the news via a press release. (opens in a new tab), with CEO Tim Cook saying “every time I visit our national parks, as I recently did in Yosemite and Glacier, I feel the sense of awe, tranquility and quiet reverence that only nature can inspire.” He went on to say that Apple is “proud to partner with the organizations and communities that maintain our parks, educate us about their history and share them with the world. These treasures are worth protecting, today and for generations to come.” ”
Donations and special content galore
As part of the celebration, Apple “will include a $10 donation the company will make to the National Park Foundation for every Apple Pay purchase made with Apple through August 28” up to a maximum of $1,000,000. But that’s not all Apple is doing this time.
The Guide to Parks Honoring Native American History on Apple Maps will give users new information about national parks that celebrate Native American history, while Apple Podcasts will include a new collection of episodes “focused on Native voices, including the “Yellowstone” episode of “Parks, “an Indian-run podcast about the people who lived on public lands in the US before settlers came.”
Apple is also offering a new limited-edition Activity Challenge award for Apple Watch owners: People can earn the award by completing a one-mile walk, walk, run or wheelchair walk, no matter where they are. However, you will need to do it on August 27 to get the new badge.
You can learn more about Apple’s plans in the press release. (opens in a new tab)also.