As a surfer, Jack Johnson has never shied away from the outdoors as a creative muse, but his actions as an activist follow suit. In his native Hawaii, Johnson co-founded the non-profit Kokua Hawai'i Foundation to support environmental education in schools. He also hosts the organization's annual fundraiser, the Kokua Festival, bringing in artists like Ziggy Marley and Jackson Browne. In 2010, Johnson focused on his social action network All At Once, which pairs fans with non-profits like Sustainable Local Food Systems and Plastic Free Initiatives. Johnson also donated 100 percent of his tour profits from 2008 and 2010 to his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, in association with All At Once, to art and environmental education. The same Johnson-helmed group donated $70,000 to non-profits working to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Photo: Jack Johnson speaks at a press conference for the 2008 Kokua Festival in Honolulu, April 18, 2008.