Youtuber Mr. Beast started a charity called Team Seas, which aims to remove 30 million pounds of trash from the world’s oceans.
Mr. Beast, a content creator on Youtube, is working with Mark Rober (another creator) along with tons of other creators to clean up the world’s oceans.
The plan is to remove trash from beaches, oceans, and waterways that lead to the ocean. Cleaning the waterways that lead to the ocean prevents trash from getting into the oceans in the first place.
The charity promises that for every dollar donated, one pound of trash is removed from the ocean. To be specific, half the funds go to beach clean-up initiatives all over the world, and the other half goes to the research and development of machines to clean the ocean for people and prevent more trash from making it to the ocean.
They hope to reach 30 million dollars (or pounds of trash removed) by Jan. 1, 2022. The charity was announced on Oct. 29, 2021, on Mr. Beast’s youtube channel. It was announced with a video titled, “I Cleaned The World’s Dirtiest Beach,” which was a five-minute video dedicated to announcing and promoting the charity.
As of Nov. 15, 2021, they’ve raised over 15.7 million dollars in donations, which translates into 15.7 million pounds of trash removed from the seas. This is over halfway to the goal of 30 million dollars.
Anyone can participate in the charity event by telling friends and family to donate, or donating themself.
If you (or someone you know) wishes to donate, head to teamseas.org.
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