Published on October 30, 201
by Johnna Crider
30. October 2019 by Johnna Crider
Team Trees is an initiative of YouTuber MrBeast . The goal: plant 20 million trees worldwide by January 1, 2020. So far, more than 10 million trees have been pledged at $ 1 each. Elon Musk provided funding to plant 1 million trees. YouTube matches the next millionth donation to Team Trees, and even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a donation.
Okay, sounds legitimate, wants to donate 1M trees
– Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019
Shopify's CEO decided to take the # 1 spot from Elon Musk (now "Treelon") a day later, by pledging $ 1 million and $ 1 for the same number of trees.
– Tobi Lorax 🌳🌲 (@tobi) October 30, 2019
TeamTrees started in May 2019 when the wonderful people of internet challenged MrBeast. The challenge: plant 20 million trees to remember to hit 20 million YouTube subscribers. Fans had really good ideas, including uniting other YouTubers and influencers to make it happen. Then Elon joined.
We have created a new superhero pic.twitter.com/UYWBxqeOKo
– MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 30, 2019
Team Trees is working with the Arbor Day Foundation, because it is the longest-lived NGO working on this case, with 47 years of experience. All donations go to the Arbor Day Foundation, and the funds will go to tree planting. One dollar per tree. Imagine that every one of Elon's supporters gave only $ 1 – Team Trees would exceed their goal!
"Restoring lands through tree planting is the Arbor Day Foundation's area of expertise and something they have been doing for almost five decades. There is no silver bullet to fix climate change, just silver pants, so we should actively pursue many different approaches, including conservation and restoration. "- Team Trees FAQ Page.
Trees will be planted in a variety of forests in both public and private lands in areas of great need, including on every continent except Antarctica. The Foundation, which works with professional forestry partners across the globe, will plant the trees from January 2020, hoping to finish the project by December 2022. Yes, this will be a two-year tree planting mission.
Treelon Musk – King of the Trees in almost 1 day
With the largest pledge of 1 million trees, Elon Musk (affectionately called "Treelon" Musk by MrBeast) was the king of the trees … until Shopify's administrator
When we talk about trees, Elon's name actually means "oak" in Hebrew. Interestingly, "Ukraine" is quite high. I'm not sure if it's just someone's username or Ukraine's real government.
Another funny: Odd1sOut pulled an "angel" number on us: 33,333. Angel numbers repeat numbers like 111, 444, etc. Someone named "Fruitopia" gave 10,500 trees and made me want some strawberry passage awareness (my favorite) just for old-fashioned reasons.
YouTube matches the next millions donated to TeamTrees through the YouTube Donation Button !!!!! WHAT'S UP???? TEAMTREES IS ON FIRE !!! https://t.co/x1O2IJ3YbLebrit19659008achte— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 30, 2019
I think this is a beautiful project, one that I would also like to contribute, and this shows how much we all matter. Every voice, every tweet, every person counts. Think about 20 million people just gave $ 1 each to plant the trees. Think about 365 million people gave $ 1 each to plant a tree. That would be a million trees planted per day!
Well, if only Jeff Bezos wanted to hit and destroy Tobi Lutke. We all love a little rivalry, and it will benefit the planet.
Elon, you stole @kimbal & # 39; s Plant A Seed Day thunder.
Still the most iconic interview ever: "I" m so happy for the future of Tesla and I am excited about Plant A Seed Day. "https://t.co/CgvisehdMdebrit19659008??— Lisa G-Point (@LudaLisl) October 29, 2019  I think the tweet to Lisa (above) has a point, and it's quite funny. We can't fault Elon for being late to the Plant A Seed Day event since Team Trees was launched in May, but we can all agree that every day can be Plant A Seed Day, I wonder how many trees will be planted on next year's Plant A Seed Day by the Arbor Day Foundation from this initiative.
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