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Will and Jaden Smith Have Not Forgotten About Flint

Will and Jaden Smith are making an impact on more than just the big screen. The Hollywood father and son duo’s water company JUST recently committed to providing the schools in the city of Flint, Michigan, with clean drinking water every month until the schools have their own restored. Flint, Michigan, made national headlines in 2015 when it was discovered that to cut costs the city started using water from Flint instead of Detroit as was previously used. However, the water was not properly treated and thus highly contaminated as a test conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicated that the water contained as much as 397 lead parts per billion while the federal maximum limit allowed is 15 parts per billion. Nearly three years later, five out of the nine schools in the city still don’t have water that meets federal guidelines. JUST will provide help to these schools that are still very much in need.

JUST is a company that prides itself on having responsibly-sourced spring water and utilizing paper-based bottles that are from primarily renewable resources. The company was founded in 2015 by the Smiths prompted by Jaden’s concern for bottled water containers and other debris he would see while surfing back when he was 10 years old. Jaden is passionate about protecting the environment, and this Eco-friendly company is a result. Already having provided 9,200 bottles of JUST water, the Smith’s keep giving to make sure that Flint is not forgotten.