MUSIC: JACK JOHNSON (2:08)
Jack Johnson's "Best of Kokua Festival" CD raises money for environmental programs in Hawaii's public schools
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(Sound-up/"You and Your Heart")
(Jack Johnson) "My name is Jack Johnson."
(Johnson) "We're here in the Brushfire studio. We call it the Solar Powered Plastic Plant. And it's a recording studio. We've got solar panels up on the roof here."
(Quick nat pop)
(Johnson) "We do a lot of our mixing for our albums here at this desk."
(Sound-up/Kokua Festival performance)
(Johnson) "We got this brand new C-D out called 'The Best of Kokua Festival.' It's a benefit concert for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation."
(Johnson) "It's nice to know that we are all coming together to raise money for the kids in Hawaii, for the schools, for these environmental programs."
(Johnson) "It was 2003 when the foundation was started. We started with the recycling program, the Three R's recycling program -- Reduce, Reuse, Recyle."
(Sound-up/Johnson performing in classroom) "Reduce, reuse, recycle. Reduce, reuse, recycle."
(Johnson) "Once you sing about it in a song, you really have to follow through. Sometimes they'll try to give me a bag, and I'll have to take everything out and give it back to them. And they'll say, 'No, no, just take the bag!' And I'll say,
No, you don't understand. I can't take your bag. What if a kid sees me in the parking lot?' You know? You gotta follow your own words."
(Johnson) "My oldest brother used to say I had the Ghandi gene. I don't know what that means exactly. I think they did all the fighting ahead of me, you know, and got tougher. Because everyone knew I had two older brothers, I never had to fight or anything growing up. So they were the scrappers and I got to be the kind one."
(Johnson) "I think everyone who is on the C-D, their heart is really into the cause for environmental education, especially a lot of the musicians in Hawaii like Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Paula Fuga, Jackson Browne -- you know, people who do actually live there -- were excited to come out and give their energy to raise money for the kids in Hawaii."
(Johnson) "It's such a special night for me to be able to be on stage with these people. So it's a win-win for me."