In a campaign to plant a total of 20 million trees, the Tesla CEO has topped the list in highest bidders with a bid of almost ten times as much as the second highest held by Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, who donated $150,000 for 150,000 trees.
Sounds cool. Where are the trees being planted & what kind of trees?
— Treelon (@elonmusk) October 28, 2019
With this donation, Musk, who is very active on social media, especially Twitter, changed his name to Treelon, and posted alongside his donation the comment, “For Treebeard.”
“It is vitally important to protect, manage, and restore forests globally,” the campaign wrote in a statement.
“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.
The trees are being planted on every continent except Antarctica and the kind of trees planted depends where they are planted. Arbor Day plants trees that are native to their surroundings 🙂 https://t.co/W2ItuwU418
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) October 28, 2019
“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.”
You can support the campaign by going to TeamTrees.org, who will be planting the trees in spaces that need them around the world. Species of trees will be planted in their preferred environment and in spaces that would thrive with a larger tree population.