“It’s important for everyone to know that you can make a difference no matter what obstacles you think are in your way,” Smith said of the venture. “After seeing the amount of ocean pollution and the effect it was having on marine wildlife, I couldn’t stand there and do nothing about it—I knew I had to take action.”
He continued, “By packaging water in bottles made from paper and plant-based plastic, JUST water is reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse emissions while helping to preserve the environment. With the Male EMA Futures Award, our voices are being amplified and we’re making a difference. Having the support from an organization that shares the same values as me makes the future more optimistic than ever.”The EMA Awards honor individuals who embody the commitment and leadership to raise awareness of environmental issues.