Singer-songwriter Jessica Cerro - aka Montaigne - is part of a growing movement of Australian artists who are using their star status for greater good.
The 23-year-old vegan activist is ending her Complex national tour at the University of Wollongong's Unibar on November 30, with a portion of each ticket sold handed over to Bush Heritage Australia. It's a national non-profit organisation who protect biodiversity - one of many causes Montaigne is passionate about.
"I think a lot of artists are becoming a bit more conscious on the way they can positively impact things," she told the Mercury.
"I'm happy to throw my money at anyone that needs money and who is doing good things. Like, the last time round I donated $1 from each ticket to Minus18 which is like a queer youth support organisation."
In April, award-winning blues musician Ash Grunwald lead the charge of a community clean-up of Port Kembla's Red Point Beach before playing a gig that afternoon.
Motaigne admitted she wasn't as "selfless and generous" before she found fame, mainly because she was just trying to "stay afloat". However, now she is in a position to use her profile to help people and the planet.
Her new single Ready (from forthcoming album Complex out on August 30) is about politics and climate change.
"I would like to change the world for the better if that is something my music and my presence accidentally does," she said.
"I go through the constant struggle between private and public. I have the desire to be someone who influences people in positive way and is a spokesperson for the issues that I think are important and need positive change on.
"But likewise, I have the big desire to have two kids and get married and settle down on a small property in New Zealand and do my art and make music from home, and never have to show my face in a very public way again.
"I know I have full control of that. Its just about which way I turn the steering wheel at the end of the day."
Montaigne will play UOW Unibar on November 30 - tickets available: www.montaigne.oztix.com.au
The tour also head to Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Maroochydore, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Bendigo, Torquay, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.