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Jaden Smith Discusses His Plan to Aid Flint Water Crisis

Jaden Smith Discusses His Plan to Aid Flint Water Crisis

Jaden Smith is opening up about his plan to help bring clean water to people around the world.

The 20-year-old rapper and activist spoke at the 2019 WeWork Global Summit held at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (January 9) in Downtown Los Angeles.

The WeWork Global Summit programming includes conversations and panel discussions with creators, innovators, experts and leaders from various industries, each with their own unique stories and insights.

Jaden spoke about Just Impact, his environmentally-inclined non-profit funded by his brand JUST Water, and their initiative concerning the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

“We’re running a pilot program in Flint, Michigan, where we are putting in a reverse osmosis filtration system that is going to be able to purify 10 gallons of water every 60 seconds,” Jaden explained. “In Flint, they continue to use 3 million bottles of water every year. Instead of having to outsource (all that water), we said, ‘let’s create something for you here where you can pump your own clean water, in your community.’ I’d been seeing them struggle for so long, and I asked ‘why isn’t someone doing something about this’. Ultimately, what I’m trying to do is to help people around the world.”

Also in attendance were Issa Rae, Adam Rippon, and Lilly Singh.

15+ pictures inside of Jaden Smith and more at the event…

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Photos: Courtesy of WeWork
Posted to: Adam Rippon, Issa Rae, Jaden Smith, Lilly Singh

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  • CoCo Turtle

    He’s great!

  • dee

    Wow! He is so young to be thinking like this. Great initiative on his part, especially someone who actually has the funds *and* influence to make something like this happen.