Beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star donated $50,000 to the campaign A global tree-planting campaign led by YouTube stars has seen more than $8m (£6.2m) raised in just five days. Beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star and US entrepreneur Elon Musk are among those to have donated. The “Team Trees” project is aiming to plant 20 million trees around the globe by 2020, with each $1 donation “planting” one tree. The donations go to the Arbor Day Foundation, a US organisation dedicated to planting trees. What is #TeamTrees? In May, a YouTuber called Jimmy Donaldson, known online as “Mr Beast,” asked what he should do to celebrate his 20 millionth subscriber. One of his fans responded urging him to plant 20 million trees to represent each of his subscribers. Report Since then, the YouTuber has collaborated with other content creators and the Arbor Day Foundation to create the #TeamTrees campaign. The idea is simple – for each $1 donation, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree. The trees will reportedly be planted on every continent except Antarctica, and the kind of tree planted will be native to their surroundings. Why trees? Scientists say planting trees across the world is a cheap and […]


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