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Jack Johnson plants a tree in Costa Rica with a team of volunteers from Costas Verdes. (Photo: @jackjohnson/Instagram)

Jack Johnson Helps Plant Hundreds of Trees in Costa Rica

Whether it’s cleaning up beaches, finding ways to make his tours more eco-friendly or raising awareness about plastic pollution, when he’s not making music, Jack Johnson is always doing something to help the planet.

And this week is no exception.

The singer and passionate environmentalist has joined forces with Costas Verdes, an organisation that restores the wildlife to degraded beaches across Costa Rica.

Working with dozens of kids and local volunteers as well as the Minister of Environment Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Jack and the team planted 300 trees along several metres of coastline at Playa Hermosa in Puntarenas.

Jack Johnson helps plant trees in Costa Rica with local volunteers from Costas Verdes

Jack Johnson speaking with the volunteers from Costas Verdes (Photo: @jackjohnson/Instagram)

 

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Jack Johnson planting a tree in Playa Hermosa (Photo: @jackjohnson/Instagram)

Jack Johnson planting a tree in Playa Hermosa (Photo: @jackjohnson/Instagram)

The aim is to have more vegetation in these areas to not only combat the effects of the climate crisis but also to regulate the temperature of the sand so various animal species such as turtles can nest there again.

In an Insta post, Jack Johnson’s reps explain that, “restoring coastlines and reducing plastic pollution is especially important for the people of Costa Rica – a country that is 92% marine territory.”

Do you ever get involved in community tree-planting projects like Jack? Tell us about it below.

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