Love America’s national parks? For the next week, you can help support them by using Apple Pay.
Apple will donate $ 1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with the mobile payment service at its stores from Aug. 24 through 31. That includes purchases made at the company’s brick-and-mortar retail stores, on Apple.com, or via the App Store in the US.
“America’s national parks are treasures everyone should experience, and we’re proud to support them,” Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “These awe-inspiring places are our national inheritance, and Apple is doing our part to pass them on to future generations — just as extraordinary, beautiful, and wild as we found them.”
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Apple will also be doling out special national park-inspired digital perks to Apple Watch users around the world who complete at least a 50-minute walk, run, or wheelchair workout on Sept. 1.
“The 50 minutes pays homage to Redwood National Park’s 50th anniversary celebration this year,” Apple wrote. Those who complete the challenge will get a special Activity app award and stickers for Messages.
Finally, in the App Store, the company will be highlighting a collection of some of the best apps that help users explore the national parks.
Meanwhile, if you plan to visit one of our nation’s national parks, be sure to leave your electronic cigarette in the car. The National Park Service in 2015 banned the use of “electronic smoking devices,” including e-cigarettes, in all places where tobacco smoking is prohibited in America’s 408 national parks.