Jack Johnson uses music & community to give back to the planet.
Jack Johnson joined 1% for the Planet in 2004 as our 50th member. Today, we have a growing network of over 5,000 business members around the world—with Jack Johnson still leading the way in the music industry.
Johnson’s 2005 album “In Between Dreams” became the first 1% for the Planet certified album. Since then, Jack has promoted the mission on his world tours and encouraged fans to get involved through local and global activism.
His social action network, All At Once, was created to share the belief that individual actions add up to create global change—a key part of the 1% for the Planet mission.
“Through the 1% for the Planet network, we’ve built long-standing relationships with nonprofits that are working to support local food systems and plastic free initiatives, and promote environmental education. Businesses are looking for ways to support their communities and 1% for the Planet helps to make these connections and share these stories.” - Jack Johnson
Since 2008, Johnson has set out on four more world tours, and his All At Once community has raised over $5.6 million for over 500 global nonprofit organizations through community engagement and volunteer events in matching and direct donations. Johnson and his tour crew continue to be leaders in the greening of the music industry with innovative reusable cup programs, water refill stations and more.
“With every tour, we look for new ways to reduce single-use plastic waste. Nobody wants a sea of plastic covering the ground after a concert or festival. People are expecting a sustainable experience, and the music industry is responding. It’s been exciting to notice more venues transitioning away from single-use plastics towards reusable solutions, and to see the growing momentum for the reuse movement.” - Jack Johnson
Since 2003, Jack and his wife Kim have been leading Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation (KHF), a 501(c)3 environmental education nonprofit that supports environmental education in the schools and communities in their home state of Hawaiʻi. For the past two decades, KHF has been creating long-lasting behavior change by connecting students to their land, water and food through a variety of school programs. Recently, the foundation is building out their new site with the 8-acre Kōkua Learning Farm and two mission-aligned storefronts working to benefit the community and promote local food, waste reduction and environmental stewardship.
“The vision for the Kōkua Learning Farm is already becoming a reality and it’s inspiring to watch it grow and come to life as a community effort. We’re creating an educational and agricultural space where people of all ages can get their hands in the soil to plant, harvest, gather and learn about their local food system.”- Jack Johnson
Get to know a few of the 1% for the Planet Environmental Partners in key issue areas that Jack Johnson supports through All At Once:
Nonprofit spotlight: Harlem Grown
Harlem Grown uses mentorship and education to motivate youth to lead healthy and ambitious lifestyles. Much of their work involves teaching youth about the importance of urban farming, sustainability and nutrition.
Nonprofit spotlight: Algalita
Algalita’s mission is to lead the world to a plastic pollution-free future. Their initiatives focus on 6 impact areas—expeditions, collaborations, policy influence, thought leadership, education innovation and South Pacific expansion.
Nonprofit spotlight: Protect our Rivers
Protect Our Rivers works to preserve river ecosystems in North America. Focusing on three areas of impact, the Colorado-based organization touches on conservation, education and river access. This September, Protect Our Rivers and All At Once organized a nationwide cleanup where individuals pledged to gather friends and pick up trash in their local communities.
Over 1800 people participated in the #BetterTogetherCleanup Challenge, removing over 15,431 pounds of trash from our outdoors spaces and waterways.
Nonprofit spotlight: Conscious Alliance
Conscious Alliance is an organization committed to supporting communities in crisis through hunger relief and youth empowerment. Made up of creative individuals, Conscious Alliance takes action by organizing food drives, securing donations and giving directly to families who need it most.
Jack Johnson’s Meet the Moonlight tour teamed up with Conscious Alliance to raise funds through a custom ‘Art that Feeds’ poster designed by Wooden Wave, raising over $27,806 for national food security efforts—the equivalent of more than 55,600 meals. In addition, Conscious Alliance created new relationships with All At Once food security partners around the country, delivering 94,869 lbs per meal.
Nonprofit spotlight: Ho‘okua‘āina:
Ho‘okua‘āina empowers youth to realize the meaning and purpose of their lives by helping them develop life strategies and skills through the cultivation of kalo and Hawaiian cultural values-based coaching.