What is TeamTrees?
TeamTrees is a project initiated by a small group of well-known creators to raise money for the Arbor Day Foundation. By the end of 2019, $ 20 million will be raised to finance the planting of 20 million new trees by the end of 2022. At the time of publication, $ 7.9 million was collected to plant 7.9 million trees for obvious reasons to be planted on every continent in the world except the Antarctic.
It is part of a broader strategy to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change and to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean atmosphere. Earlier this year, a group of researchers announced that global reforestation on 1
Ok, that sounds legitimate, 1 million trees will be donated.
– Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019
Trees, like almost all plants, consume carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water to produce glucose and oxygen. And carbon makes up a large part of their mass, making sustainable tree planting a valuable way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
According to North Carolina State University research, an average tree can attract 48 pounds of CO2 in a tree year, 40 years closer to 1 ton of carbon. According to this estimate, 20 million trees in 2018 could consume 960 million tonnes of CO2 or around 2.6 percent of global emissions. Although planting trees is not a miracle cure, it can help especially if deforestation becomes a hot topic after Amazon fires.
Who is behind it?
TeamTrees is headed by Jimmy Donaldson. Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, made a name for himself as he made stunts for his channel. His conspicuous antics began as endurance activities like counting up to 100,000 within two days or drying paint. As his profile (and income) increased, his videos revolved around sensational philanthropic actions that helped boost his profile and earning potential.
Reddit really wants me to plant 20 million trees. pic.twitter.com/peGsq3eBjO
– MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) May 23, 2019
This included buying a homeless house and giving a friend $ 100,000 to a friend can spend in an hour. the truck-like challenges for expensive items. Donaldson's stunts have brought him a huge following and he has more than 25 million subscribers on YouTube. When he exceeded the 20 million figure, some fans suggested that he plant the same number of trees for his next stunt. This snowball was born among other high profile YouTubers and TeamTrees.
And who donated?
Can confirm that he is legitimate. And we will bring together the next million to keep #TeamTrees growing🌲
– B🎃🎃Tube (@YouTube) October 30, 2019
Obviously, Musk is the most profiled donor but he is not the only one. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey contributed $ 150,000 while music producer Alan Walker contributed $ 100,001. Donaldson himself has donated $ 100,002 and $ 100,000 for the cause, with the division earning him third and fifth place in the donation ranking Most Trees. And YouTube announced that the next million would make donations through its platform.
Who else got involved?
A number of other high-profile channels released their own videos at the same time as Donaldson's video ran life. Veritasium, SmarterEveryday, Mark Rober, Brady Haran, Linus Tech Tips, and The Infographics Show have alerted their followers to targeted videos. The science channel Veritasium, for example, has put together a few videos about how trees work, while Linus Tech Tips has developed an impractical but entertaining machine that can automate planting. Since then, several other high-profile creators have signed up, including Alan Becker, DanPlan and Ninja of Fortnite fame.
Okay, sounds real, can I donate?
Yes, you visit the TeamTrees website and offer as much as you like. However, if you want to keep the system playing forever, you can donate through one of many participating channels to make sure that YouTube meets its $ 1 million promise.