Jaden Smith leaves Pressed Juicery with a bag full of items in SoHo, New York City on Friday (October 7).
It was just recently announced that the 18-year-old entertainer and activist will be honored at the Environmental Media Association’s 2016 EMA Awards with the Male EMA Futures Award.
Jaden will be honored for his leadership and action on environmental issues at the event later this month.
“It’s important for everyone to know that you can make a difference no matter what obstacles you think are in your way,” Jaden said in a statement. “After seeing the amount of ocean pollution and the effect it was having on marine wildlife, I couldn’t stand there and do nothing about it — I knew I had to take action. By packaging water in bottles made from paper and plant-based plastic, JUST water is reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse emissions while helping to preserve the environment.”
He added, “With the Male EMA Futures Award, our voices are being amplified and we’re making a difference. Having the support from an organization that shares the same values as me makes the future more optimistic than ever.”