Mr. Beast once again saving Earth
November 12, 2021
On October 5th Mr. Beast, a YouTuber with over 220 million subscribers also known as Jimmy Donaldson, and a former NASA Engineer named Mark Rober with over 20 million subscribers decided to plant 20 million trees; using the slogan #TeamTrees. With the help of 20 million dollars in donations, they were able to complete their goal in 56 days.
As of Friday, 2021, Donaldson and Rober announced on a Jimmy Kimmel live show that they would be tackling the ocean’s large amounts of trash next.
“The ocean is like a superhighway for plastic debris, and every nation with a shoreline has a sliproad on to it. Regardless of where it comes from, once plastic enters the ocean, it’s everyone’s problem,” said Laura Tretheway, a freelance journalist who focuses on oceans, on The Guardian.
Donaldson and Rober are now trying to combat some of the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean with the new hashtag #TeamSeas. For every dollar in donations, he will be working with the Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup to remove one pound of trash. Thousands of content creators have also stepped up to help with donations, they hope to reach 30 million dollars by the end of the year. They are already exceeding expectations with over 10 million dollars raised in the first three days.
“Most creators, I’ve messaged thousands, and almost every single one of them has said, “Yes, how can I help?” They weren’t saying, “What’s in it for me?” or “I don’t know.” They genuinely want to help out,” Donaldson said.