By now, you’ve probably heard that our planet is in serious trouble. I mean, that song featuring Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, and co. wasn’t for kicks, it was telling us that we have less than 12 years to reverse the damages on the planet before our way of living becomes dangerous and inhabitable. There’s a lot of things we can do to help the planet, but if you’re not sure where to start, then let us introduce you to Team Trees.
Created by YouTuber (and superhero) MrBeast, the best YouTube challenge to exist so far came about following the content creator’s 20 million subscribers after his fans urged him to do something incredible for the planet to commemorate this amazing milestone in his career.
After calling on his Twitter followers to plant more than 1,500 trees in two days, Jimmy Donaldson AKA the man behind MrBeast has now partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to launch the #TeamTrees website, where people can donate $1 for each tree to be planted.
After less than a week of the project’s start, over 8 million trees have already been planted, meaning that the project’s goal is almost at halfway point!
As well as being supported by YouTube itself, a plethora of fellow content creators and famous faces have backed the life-changing project, including Jeffree Star, Logan Paul, and Andrea Russett.
This is fucking incredible! I just gave $50,000 to plant 50 thousand trees 💚 Spread the word and help our planet 🙏🏻 https://t.co/X9118gn40R— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) October 26, 2019
mr beast is the most impactful creator to ever grace youtube & i don’t see that changing for a long time. this #TeamTrees initiative is a prime example of the power of social media— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) October 30, 2019
Big music update accounts have also joined in on Team Trees in hopes to inspire their fandoms to join in and represent the artist they love.
Not sure how many of you follow @MrBeastYT or have seen his #TeamTrees initiative. But as a fandom, we’d like to challenge you to join! Let’s show the world that The 5SOS fam cares!— 5SOS UPDATES! (@Tha5SOSFamily) October 30, 2019
20M trees by 2020! Let’s do our part and represent our band! Donate here: https://t.co/hBt9Nve4MJ pic.twitter.com/qy8HTiGSTy
But the biggest backer of the project is none other than Mr Elon Musk. After stumbling upon a tweet about the project, he soon was informed about the aims and decided to, y’know, donate a casual 1 million trees. No biggie. He also goes by the name Treelon now.
Ok, sounds legit, will donate 1M trees— Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019
BUT that’s not all. YouTube then decided that they’d match the next million trees to help out!
Can confirm it’s legit. And we’ll match the next million to keep #TeamTrees growing🌲October 30, 2019
The project is getting bigger every day with more and more people supporting, with even more famous people backing the movement.
The CEO of Twitter just planted 150,000 trees!!!!! AM I DREAMING?? 😍😍😍 :)))))) pic.twitter.com/8CrSQlCvIr— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 30, 2019
You can see how the 20 million trees will impact the planet in this informative video below…
We’re asking you, the readers of The Honey POP to join us in helping this amazing project. Just $1 can help plant one tree and if every person who read this donated, we’d have a whole bunch of THP trees in the world! Who knows, maybe your tree will be sitting next to the likes of Elon Musk’s or Jeffree Star’s… just head to the Team Trees website to find out how you can donate.
Will you be donating to help plant trees? When do you think Team Trees will hit the 20 million mark? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!
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