Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Emmanuelle Chriqui wants a better iphoneEmmanuelle Chriqui wants a better iphone

Emmanuelle Chriqui Wants a Conflict-Free iPhone

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Since I would happily do whatever Emmanuelle Chriqui told me to, I’m hoping that Apple’s Tim Cook will do the same.

The “Entourage” star recently joined a petition asking the tech giant’s CEO to consider sourcing minerals for its popular iPhone from conflict-free regions of the Eastern Congo.

“I want the electronics that I use to be conflict-free,” said Chriqui, upon announcing her support for the campaign. “Apple is already a leader in the field and could make the first-ever conflict-free electronics with minerals from Congo.”

The campaign, launched on Change.org, was started by Congolese native Delly Mawazo Sesete and has already received over 55,000 signatures and worldwide news coverage.

“I want an iPhone for the holidays this year,” writes Sesete, “and I do like the iPhone4S – but having monitored mining sites in eastern Congo for several years documenting human rights abuses, I have seen firsthand the rape, violence, and devastation being fueled by the trade in minerals found in electronics products.

“I cannot in good conscience purchase a new phone because the gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum that power it are destroying my home,” he adds.

Add your own name to the petition here.

Like us on Facebook:

If you only want a less-cruel turkey industry, you don’t give a shit about turkeys

There’s more than enough out their promoting the use of animals already- can’t animal rights activists agree to be the ones who say stop it and mean it?


Vandalism and aggression won’t help veganism

These acts of intimidation and aggression don’t change public perspective on veganism for the better, and that’s the only thing that will help animals.


VIDEO: Vegan Athletes Who Destroy Your Excuses

No one is going to ask these athletes if they get enough protein!