GREEN DEETS 007 Jack Johnson Video Interview


Jack Johnson -- is he or isn't he an environmentalist? Watch the exclusive TreeHugger Hi Definition video after the jump.

Full Name: Jack Hody Johnson. Born 1975, near Haleiwa, on the North Shore of Oahu. Son to a famous surfer throughout the islands - Jeff Johnson - Jack became an avid surfer himself and quickly turned pro. Unfortunately, Jack suffered a near death experience at age 17 after crashing his body into a reef during the Pipeline Masters. It was then, that he decided to turn to his other love: Music.

Listen to the new single If I Had Eyes after the jump.
WATCH>>Green Deets 070: Jack Johnson Interview Video on<

Watch more exclusive video >>
::GREEN DEETS 001 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the environmental problems in the world?
::GREEN DEETS 002 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Is there an overall theme to your new album?

::GREEN DEETS 003 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
How do you deal with the static?
::GREEN DEETS 004 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Do you set out to write songs about the environment?
::GREEN DEETS 005 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Are there any songs on this album that deal with the environment?
::GREEN DEETS 006 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Why do you use music to reach people?
::GREEN DEETS 007 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Do you consider yourself an environmentalist?
::GREEN DEETS 008 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
How did you get so passionate about the environment?
::GREEN DEETS 009 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
Other than the ocean, are there any other environmental themes you're drawn to?
::GREEN DEETS 010 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
As a father now, do you feel more responsible for the type of world you're
handing down to the next generations?

::GREEN DEETS 011 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
What inspired you to start the Kokua Hawaii Foundation?
::GREEN DEETS 012 Jack Johnson Video Interview::
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: It depends how you define the terms. It depends how you define the word and all that. I'm definitely a big supporter of environmental causes. I'm into the idea of trying to forward that kind of thinking. Somebody else might have a different definition and say, if you fly in an airplane you're not an environmentalist, you know. And I fly in airplanes to get from place to place and sometimes my job ends up with a bigger footprint even though I'm trying to find ways to shrink that footprint and help the industry find better ways to do shows and to do touring and put out albums. But at the same time just by deciding to do that stuff you make an impact that you wouldn't if you just decided to live in your house and never leave, you know.

When you support the environment and if you consider humans to be part of nature, then really you're just supporting everything. You know, it's like it's a pretty broad thing. All you're really trying to do is work for health of everything. You're just trying to make the world a healthier place, the whole organism, whether it's humans or animals or plants.

Created By | 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