Jaden Smith To Recieve The Male Futures Award at EMA Awards
Jaden Smith heads out of Pressed Juicery after picking up some items in SoHo, New York City on Friday (October 7).
The 18-year-old entertainer and activist is set to receive the Male EMA Futures Award at the upcoming Environmental Media Association’s 2016 EMA Awards.
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.”