Jack Johnson Wants You to Compost

Many people know Jack Johnson as a musician. But far fewer know of his commitment to sustainability and green touring practices.

Recently, NationSwell and Sustainable America visited Johnson at the Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He was there with his Kokua Hawai'i Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to connect local students and communities to their food through gardening and proper waste management, giving composting lessons to a third grade class.

NationSwell also visited Hawaiian Earth Products, a composting facility that contracts with Oahu to handle green waste. Although proper organic waste disposal is important everywhere, the issue is particularly acute on Oahu since the majority of its food is imported and most food waste is burned rather than composted.

Watch the video above to see how to instill good sustainability habits at a young age.

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