GREEN DEETS 003 Jack Johnson Video Interview


How does Jack Johnson deal with all the static? Find out when you watch the exclusive TreeHugger Hi Definition video after the jump.

Jack Johnson’s record label, Brushfire Records, is blazing a trail in environmental responsibility among record labels. Brushfire is headquartered in a newly-renovated green building, leveraging a number of innovative features to keep their environmental impact low. These features include: solar panels providing all power for offices and studio, interior/exterior wall insulation made from100% post consumer waste (cotton from blue jean scraps), Duro-Last green roof, and recycled shingles. In addition, the label pays close attention to its internal operations, monitoring energy use and increasing efficiency through lighting and fixtures, reducing office waste and ensuring company-wide recycling, sourcing sustainable goods for office supplies and other operational needs, and offsetting all company CO2 emissions.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the environmental problems in the world?
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Is there an overall theme to your new album?

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How do you deal with the static?
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Do you set out to write songs about the environment?
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Are there any songs on this album that deal with the environment?
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Why do you use music to reach people?
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Do you consider yourself an environmentalist?
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How did you get so passionate about the environment?
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Other than the ocean, are there any other environmental themes you're drawn to?
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As a father now, do you feel more responsible for the type of world you're
handing down to the next generations?

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What inspired you to start the Kokua Hawaii Foundation?
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What's your advice to people who are getting overwhelmed with the static?
Official Jack Johnson website
Making It Mellow and Keeping It Green NYT

Jack Johnson: I sleep. I sleep through it. That's just it. No, I take it as I can. I try to keep a positive outlook on life and just try to write songs that make people feel good about being human, try to point out things to be hopeful about. That's kind of it. Yeah, I don't know. I try to not get angry about things and just I find if I get angry I'm not quite as productive. You know if I can stay in a positive space and still point out the problems and what can be fixed or what we could work towards without saying it in a place that is hateful or angry. Seems to be the best thing for me.

Creator | Executive Producer: George Spyros
Interviewer: Jasmin Malik Chua
Editor: Michele Latorre
Graphics: Tim Goodwin
Junior Editors: Holly Buechel, Indio Martinez
Production Company: Big City Pictures