The efforts put forth by Jaden Smith to make the world a better place are appreciated and they have not gone unnoticed.
On October 13, the 22-year-old will be honored by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability for his efforts on behalf of environmental justice and clean, safe water.
Marilyn Raphael (pictured above with Jaden), the Institute’s first Black leader, shared:
I’m excited to honor these young leaders in climate justice activism and action. There is no doubt Jaden represents the new generation of environmental warriors who understand not only the climate crisis but also climate justice. I couldn’t be more thrilled to honor him and by doing so, help shine a light on these most pressing issues.
Jaden Smith told The Hollywood Reporter that he is “humbled and grateful” for the honor.
The climate challenges we face are too big to leave any ideas unexplored. Supporting the very bright minds at the school tackling the toughest problems with intellect and action is the true honor for me and my nonprofit 501CTHREE.
Not only did Jaden co-found his Just Water brand, which uses plant-based packaging and sustainably sourced water…he also deployed water filtration systems in lower-income minority communities in Watts and Flint, Michigan.
Congrats on an honor well-deserved, Jaden.
You are appreciated.