In 2020, YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, also known as Mr. Beast, launched the worldwide “Team Trees” campaign with the goal of planting 20 million trees. Not only did the campaign surpass their goal, raising over 23 million dollars, but they started a global push to save the environment. This year Donaldson shifted his focus to another major environmental issue, sea pollution. It’s estimated that there are 200M tons of plastic already circulating in marine environments, with an estimated 11M tons entering the ocean every year.
The Team Seas campaign increased last year's goal by an entire 1 million, with the goal of removing 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st. As of today, the campaign has raised over 18 million dollars, putting them over halfway towards their 30 million goal. Every single dollar Team Seas raises will go to independently verify pounds of trash that have been removed from beaches, rivers, or the ocean.
The campaign is simple- one dollar equals one less pound of trash in the ocean. You can support and learn more about the Team Seas movement at https://teamseas.org/ or on the “Mr. Beast” YouTube channel.
Can’t donate? That’s alright! You can still do your part by sharing the message with friends and family, sharing the donation link, and recycling your trash!