The 21-year-old YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson who goes by the name MrBeast reached 20 million followers in May. MrBeast, who is famous for giving away money to his followers in need – from dropping money through drones to buying a random Twitch user a house, is up to good once again.
Just to be clear we all realize 20 million trees won’t fix climate change. But at the end of the day 20 million more trees is better then 0! We want to take action because doing nothing is how we got here!— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 27, 2019
A Reddit user challenged MrBeast by creating a viral meme that urged him to plant 20 million trees and celebrate his 20 million followers. Now, MrBeast being a philanthropist couldn’t pass off on such a great idea and welcomed it with open arms alongside the inventor YouTuber Mark Rober.
Unfortunately, despite having a large number of people we came nowhere near to planting 20 million trees but I don’t wanna let you guys down so I devised a plan where we can actually plant 20 million trees. But I need your help.
When the team tried to plant trees by themselves, they realised that it was quite a large feat. He then decided that he will contribute the money raised to Arbor Day Foundation, which will help him achieve his ultimate goal of making the earth greener. He asked his followers for their help, calling it “the largest YouTube collaboration of all time.” Arbor Day, which is the biggest tree planting organisation in the world, will plant one tree for $1 in a forest which needs it.
With names like Elon Musk, Casey Neistat, Safiya Nygaard and YouTube itself backing the #TeamTrees project, there is no turning back. Apart from tweeting about the initiative, you can also donate on the website and help the team trees reach their 20 million benchmark.
The CEO of Twitter just planted 150,000 trees!!!!! AM I DREAMING?? 😍😍😍 :)))))) pic.twitter.com/8CrSQlCvIr— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 30, 2019
YouTube is matching the next million dollars donated to TeamTrees thru the Youtube donate button!!!!! WHAT IS GOING ON???? TEAMTREES IS ON FIRE!!! https://t.co/x1O2IJ3YbL— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 30, 2019
I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!! SOMEONE HELP ME I CAN’T STOP SMILING :))))))) https://t.co/z1tCUqIQVY— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 29, 2019
I always love seeing the internet creating positive impact! Tomorrow’s stream we will be putting all donations towards #TeamTrees! Thank you @MrBeastYT for creating such a great movement out of the communities meme 😂 $1 donated = 1 tree planted! 🌲— KittyPlays (@KittyPlays) October 28, 2019
Thank you so much for the crazy stream! We ended up raising $153,000 for #TeamTrees Still a long way to go but every little helps! You guys are incredible and thanks for spending your Sunday with me ❤️— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) October 27, 2019
Who said you can’t use social media for good?