Last night, musician Jack Johnson received the 2010 Humanitarian Award at the annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York City.
Johnson is a regular on Ecorazzi for his work in the environmental and philanthropy scene and continues to impress us with his many social contributions.
In 2008, Johnson’s tour raised the bar on environmental responsibility by greenifying as many aspects of production as possible. What’s more, he simultaneously created the All At Once Campaign and donated 100% of tour profits to local non-profit partners through the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. His latest “To The Sea” world tour is continuing to invest in eco-friendly production alternatives and, like the 2008 tour, all proceeds will be donated to charity.
When not spreading goodwill on the road, Jack and his wife Kim run the Kokua Hawaii Foundation — an organization that works to improve environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities.
“I feel like…we’ve finally found this thing that makes it all sustainable,” said Johnson. “It feels like a nice balance between making a living and doing something with music that’s bigger than ourselves”
Check out the video below to watch Jack explain more about his philosophy. We’re big fans.