YouTube star MrBeast recently launched a campaign to raise money to plant 20 million trees in honor of reaching 20 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform.
The #TeamTrees campaign has raised nearly $13 million already (at a dollar a tree) with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and more than 600 influencers.
Here are some of the biggest names in tech and YouTube who have donated to the cause, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, PewDiePie, and Jeffree Star.
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The organizing power of YouTube creators is on full display thanks to one YouTuber’s effort to plant 20 million trees by the end of the year.
YouTuber MrBeast launched the #TeamTrees campaign last month after fans bombarded him with memes suggesting he commemorate reaching 20 million YouTube subscribers by planting 20 million trees. At $1 a tree, the cause’s goal is to raise $20 million by January 1, 2020 to plant trees in part with the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation program.
The initial debut of the #TeamTrees campaign gathered the support of more than 600 influencers, who flooded social media and YouTube with videos and posts to raise awareness about the tree-planting effort. It seems that the mass-bombardment has been successful however: #TeamTrees has drawn donations upwards of tens of thousands of dollars from some of the most popular YouTube stars, and more than $1 million from two tech CEOs as well.
Here are all the big names in tech and YouTube that have so far donated to the #TeamTrees campaign:
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