Team Trees: A Standard For Change

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Sunday, November 24, 2019


Climate Change is something that most people believe is real. Many expect the government to be the driving force that solves it. There are a few who decided to be the ones who create that change. Mr. Beast and Mark Rober, both Youtubers, were those few. 

They created #TeamTrees, a campaign whose goal is to plant 20 million trees. This whole movement started with a couple of Reddit memes that blew up. Mr.Beast being the absolute mad lad that he is, actually did it. Mr.Beast has a history of doing things like giving random people ridiculously large sums of money but this is by far the biggest thing he has done. He partnered with another Youtuber named Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, and the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 20 million trees to help fight climate change. 

For the past few years, people have been looking to the government to fight climate change by making people stop eating red meat, getting rid of Asthma inhalers, and getting rid of planes and cars. These are a few examples of the ideas people have thrown out to try and stop climate change. There have been plans like the Green New Deal that were presented but almost immediately shut down. 

Mr. Beast and Mark Rober decided to create change themselves. It’s a great example for what each and everyone of us can and should be doing. 

You don’t need government to create change. That is the beauty of the country we live in. We all can create change, no matter the scale or where we come from. That is my favorite thing about this campaign. It shows how we all can create change. 

The government is horrible at creating change. People should not rely on the government to create change because they won’t. The best change comes when private citizens create their own change. 

This whole thing started with just a couple of memes on the internet that grew into a now worldwide campaign. Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla and SpaceX), Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter), and Tobi Lukte (CEO of Shopify) have donated $2,350,001 altogether to this campaign. The country of Ukraine even donated $50,000. This campaign has now raised almost $15,500,000.

If you want to donate go to teamtrees.org. Check out Mr. Beast’s video on Youtube for more info about the cause and what they are doing.

Jake is a freshman at Auburn University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, playing video games, and talking politics.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Jake Gonzalez

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Jake is a freshman at Auburn University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, playing video games, and talking politics.

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