Jaden Smith is ready to speak out about some important environmental issues.
It was just announced that the 18-year-old musician will be taking the stage at the Environmental Media Association’s first ever IMPACT Summit, which aims to promote positive change in the environment.
Jaden will be discussing JUST Water, an organization he helped found which sells “responsibly sourced” spring water in eco-friendly bottles that are paper and plant plastic based.
Last October, Jaden was awarded the Male EMA Futures Award for his environmental work.
Pictured inside: Jaden striking a pose with some friends including Mateo Arias while out and about on Monday (February 13) in Calabasas, Calif.
Jaden Smith has been doing a lot of reflecting about his life lately.
The actor and son of Will Smith recently took to Instagram live to let fan know he plans on leaving the City of Angels and feels like he’s “failed” his dad.
“It’s going to be so funny to tell my dad that I’ve failed straight up,” Jaden says in the video. “Everybody follow your heart, you know what I’m saying? Do exactly what you want to do, be who you want to be.”
“I’m about to move out of LA,” he added. “There’s a lot of bad things here. Create the life that you want for yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s hard these days to really create the life you want for yourself because there’s nobody really here that’s like supporting the youth or the youth’s creativity.”
Jaden appears to be sitting in his car at a Department of Motor Vehicles center in the now deleted clip. Hopefully his mini meltdown is just a little driver’s test annoyance?
See what else Jaden had to say below.
Jaden Smith “Says He’s Failed His Father Must Move Out Of LA”
Also pictured inside: Jaden skateboarding with his friends while holding a video camera on Wednesday (January 11) in Calabasas, Calif.
Rowan Blanchard is a ray of light. Many people think 2016 has turned out to be a stale potato chip: hard to swallow, chewy, and altogether just worse than it was supposed to be. Still, despite being a year that historians may cringe at, there are a number of people who have fought to change the world for the better this year.
If you are an activist at heart, or just support people who want to make the world a better place, here are 12 stars you need to know in 2017.
From standing with the Sioux Reservation in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to breaking gender barriers, we end the year celebrating these stars.
See if the star who supports your favorite cause made the list. If not, email us at email@example.com.
1. Shailene Woodley
This past year, Shailene Woodley proved herself to be far more than an actress, using her fame and her platform to raise awareness for and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil line that may taint the water supply for Standing Rock, a sacred Native American site. Shailene not only posted about the injustice on Instagram, but she also went to North Dakota herself to protest, getting arrested in the process, but coming back stronger than ever.
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2. Rowan Blanchard
Rowan Blanchard has been hailed a feminist icon, and for good reason: she uses her Instagram to post about causes that are meaningful to her, from the election to the patriarchy, and she speaks out whenever she can about what feminism means to her and its impact on the world. Rowan is a hopeful indicator that the new generation is smart, thoughtful, and progressive — and that our future may be bright after all.