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YouTubers have come together to save the planet with #TeamTrees, a new fundraiser that aims to plant 20-million trees over the next few years.
The initiative began back in May when American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) hit 20-million subscribers and was challenged by his fan base to plant the same number of trees in celebration.
Now, several months later, the YouTuber has joined forces with other big names on the platform and the Arbor Day Foundation to create #TeamTrees.
“For every dollar you donate, one tree will be planted in a forest of high need around the globe,” explains the fundraiser’s website.
According to the website, all donations will go directly to the Arbor Day Foundation and the organisation will in turn plant the trees.
“Trees will be planted throughout the year starting in January of 2020 and completed no later than December 2022,” the website further explains.
In just two days since its launch, #TeamTrees has already raised over $5-million towards its $20-million goal.
5 MILLION TREES in 48 hrs since launch! #TeamTrees you’ve outdone yourselves. Be proud of what we’ve done together and remember we’re just getting started.
— TeamTreesOfficial (@teamtreesofficl) October 27, 2019
Feature image: screenshot, #TeamTrees