Elon Musk will be planting a million trees under his tree campaign.
The #TeamTrees campaign actually started in May last year. A YouTuber by the name of MrBeast was asked to plant 20 million trees. He teamed up with Arbor Day Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to “planting and caring for trees.”
MrBeast tweeted about planting 6 million trees. Elon Musk replied to the tweet, asking, “Sounds cool. Where are the trees being planted and what kind of trees?” He responded, “The trees are being planted on every continent except Antarctica and the kind of trees planted depends where they are being planted.”
Sounds cool. Where are the trees being planted & what kind of trees?— Treelon (@elonmusk) October 28, 2019
Musk casually replied, “Ok, sounds legit, will donate 1M trees.” He then changed his Twitter username to Treelon.
Ok, sounds legit, will donate 1M trees— Treelon (@elonmusk) October 29, 2019
Arbor Day Foundation says a £1 will fund one tree. Their statement reads, “It is vitally important to protect, manage and restore forests globally. We are focused on restoration because, according to the National Academy of Sciences, forest restoration has the most global climate mitigation potential compared to all other natural climate solutions.”
“Restoring lands through tree planting is the Arbor Day Foundation’s area of expertise and something they’ve been doing for nearly five decades. There’s no silver bullet for fixing climate change, just silver buckshot, so we should actively pursue many different approaches including both preservation and restoration,” the statement added.
YouTube and others have followed Elon Musk in his tree campaign.
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