Incubus Receive Environmentalists of the Year Award at Waterman’s Ball
Incubus have been one of the more charitable bands in rock since launching well over a decade ago and the band were honored for their efforts this past weekend at the Waterman’s Ball.
The group received the Environmentalists of the Year award by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA), following in the footsteps of past honorees Eddie Vedder and Jack Johnson. Surfing great Rob Machado was on hand to present the band with the honor, acknowledging the work they’ve done with ocean related organizations over the years.
According to the Huffington Post, the Urgency Network director Brandon Deroche stated about the band, “They were selling out arenas around the world, and soon recognized an opportunity to leverage this new platform to give back. As guys who grew up surfing and going to the beach, they naturally began by setting their sights on organizations who shared their love for the ocean. This lead to an ongoing history of working with groups like Heal the Bay, Waterkeeper, Surfrider Foundation, Reefcheck and Save the Waves.”
Recently, Incubus has teamed with the Urgency Network to encourage more charitable efforts, offering up items that fans could win simply by helping to promote and learning more about some of the organizations that the band supports. At present, one of the top prizes on the block is the opportunity to receive a surf lesson from Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd.
In addition, the group’s Make Yourself Foundation has partnered with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room to bring attention to the Ten Island Renewable Challenge, which is attempting to transition ten islands to operate solely on 100 percent renewable energy.