Elon Musk announced on Twitter late yesterday afternoon that he would donate 1 million trees to the # teamtrees project launched by YouTube star MrBeast. He then changed his Twitter name to "Treelon" Musk.
YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, who posts videos of stunts on the platform, was challenged in May on Reddit to plant 20 million trees to celebrate reaching 20 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
So he joined other YouTube stars and launched #teamtrees on October 25th. The project aims to raise $ 20 million to plant trees around the world. Each tree costs $ 1.
As of yesterday, #teamtrees had raised enough money to plant 6 million trees. The project raised $ 5 million in two days. As of this article, the group's website had reached 8,073,846.
All donations are sent directly to the Arbor Day Foundation, which is a US organization for conservation and education for nonprofits that plant trees. The Arbor Day Foundation will begin planting the trees globally from January and aims to complete the project within three years.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked MrBeast about the project on Twitter, and then in response to YouTube star Marques Brownlee, committed to donating 1[ads1] million trees on the site. He then changed his Twitter name to "Treelon."
Okay, sounds legit, wants to donate 1M trees
– Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019
MrBeast replied excitedly:  TREELON MUSK FOR WIN :))))
– MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 29, 2019
MrBeast also stated on Twitter : "Just to be clear, we realize all 20 million trees will not fix climate change, but at the end of the day, 20 million more trees are better than 0! We want to take action, because we are not doing anything to do anything here! "
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