In October, YouTuber Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson launched Team Trees to raise money to plant 20 million trees around the world at a cost of $ 1 each.
Just a few days after the start of the campaign, Elon Musk unexpectedly responded to it and donated ... 1 million dollars. The next sponsor was Shopify CEO Toby Lutke. His contribution was indicative of one dollar more than that of the eminent predecessor. In the end, it took Team Trees less than two months to raise the required amount.
The next stage of the project is actually tree planting, which starts in January 2020 and ends two years later. The Arbor Day fund will oversee the implementation.
Many scientists and experts note the unconditional benefits for the flora and climate of the Earth from planting 20 million trees. In an interview with The Independent, ecologist Thomas Crowter even stated that she will become "our most powerful weapon in the fight against climate change."