Youtuber MrBeast Raises 30 Million USD to Clean Up the Trash from the Sea with ‘TeamSeas’ Great Work

Youtuber MrBeast Raises 30 Million USD to Clean Up the Trash from the Sea with ‘TeamSeas’ Great Work

MrBeast, a famous YouTuber with more than 70 million subscribers is currently raising 3o million USD to clean up trash from the ocean with his team called “TeamSeas”. This article aims to provide you with information about his project that have had a big impact to the world. Let’s check this out!

Who is MrBeast?

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James Stephen “Jimmy” Donaldson a.k.a. MrBeast, born May 7, 1998, is a famous YouTuber with over 70 million subscribers, businessman, and philanthropist. He best known for his videos such as “I Spent 50 Hours In Solitary Confinement” and “I put 100 Million Orbeez In My Friend’s Backyard“.

According to Wikipedia, he has been credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts.

MrBeast began posting videos to YouTube in early 2012 at the age of 13, under the handle “MrBeast6000”; his early content ranged from Let’s Plays to “videos estimating the wealth of other YouTubers”.

MrBeast went viral in 2017 after his “counting to 100,000” video earned tens of thousands of views in just a few days, and has become increasingly popular ever since, with most of his videos gaining tens of millions of views. Over time, his style of content diversified to include challenge and donation videos that reward thousands of dollars, videos either with arduous tasks or survival, and original vlogging videos. Once his channel took off,MrBeast hired several of his childhood friends to help him run the growing brand. As of 2020, the MrBeast team was made up of 30 people.

As of November 10, 2021, Donaldson’s main YouTube channel “MrBeast” has 74.1 million subscribers and 13 billion total views. It is the 11th most-subscribed channel on YouTube, as well as the second most subscribed channel owned by a YouTuber, and the most subscribed owned by a YouTuber from the United States.

Aside from his main channel, Donaldson has seven other YouTube channels, including MrBeast Shorts and MrBeast Gaming, the latter reaching over 10 million subscribers in less than one year. Across his eight channels, Donaldson has 121 million combined subscribers, and 17.3 billion combined views across eight of these channels.

Fundraising

Mr.Beast made a campaign for clean up the trash from the beach. But he’s not alone, alongside with his fellow YouTuber, Mark Rober and a great team of volunteers in the #TeamSeas.

Starting on Friday, October 29th at 1PM PACIFIC TIME with a massive wave of online videos and they’ll continue to create content to rally their communities throughout the campaign. The $30M fundraising goal officially ends on January 1, 2022 at midnight PT, so they only have a short amount of time to raise the money. The funded cleanup work will begin in 2022 and is scheduled to conclude in three years. They’ll keep the site up and running the whole time.

Every single dollar #TeamSeas raises toward the $30M will go to independently verified pounds of trash that have been removed from beaches, rivers or the ocean. When you donate, the funds go directly to the two not-for-profit organizations, Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup. They split the funds 50/50 and the money will be released when the trash is removed and verified: $1, one pound. Each non-profit is responsible for delivering on their half of the goal.

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#TeamSeas

TeamSeas’s logo
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#TeamSeas will be one of the biggest, baddest, most-impactful cleanup projects of all time, created by MrBeast. See the cutting-edge river Interceptors, info on locally-organized cleanups, ghost-gear removal efforts and professional expeditions to areas where they can have the greatest conservation impact!

TeamSeas aims to remove 30,000,000 pounds (14,000,000 kg) of marine debris from the ocean by the end of 2021 by raising 30 million dollars. The project was mass released over the internet on many different social media platforms on Friday October 29, 2021, at 1 PM on YouTube, creators from 145 countries, with a combined follow count of 1 billion, created videos about the fundraiser. Most creators explained the purpose of TeamSeas and convinced viewers to donate to TeamSeas throughout the entirety of their videos, while some added a short explanatory segment in theirs.. Videos on TikTok also featured a donation sticker for the campaign.

MrBeast released a video on October 29, 2021, showing his team cleaning the polluted beaches of Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic as volunteers for Ocean Concervancy. Half of the video showed the experience of the volunteering for the cause and the other half concerned the project and its details.

Mark Rober released a video on the same day, featuring the Ocean Cleanup’s Interceptor robot. In addition to being set up as a pick-up competition between the robot and a human laborer on the beach, it also included a segment on how and why the trash ends up in rivers from under-served communities and describes the actions being taken by the government and the United Nations to lessen marine pollution.

How Does This Campaign Works?

For Oceans

THE BIG IDEA

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Lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear – or ghost gear – is some of the deadliest ocean trash, and super tricky to recover. Luckily the experts with Ocean Conservancy’s Global Ghost Gear Initiative® have been removing ghost gear from waters all around the world for years.

MAPPING

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Ocean Conservancy will work with its Global Ghost Gear Initiative® members and partners on the water to identify ghost gear graveyards around the world.

REMOVAL

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Specially trained experts will grapple or float the gear to the surface, where the gear will be hooked onto boat cranes and lifted out of the ocean. (Yes, it’s a very cool process.)

RECYCLING [IF APPLICABLE]

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TeamSeas will work with local authorities to make sure any labeled, working gear is returned to local fishers. Remaining gear will be recycled– when possible – and the remainder properly disposed of.

For Beaches

THE BIG IDEA

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With YOUR HELP, #TeamSeas will work with Ocean Conservancy and its partners to remove millions of pounds of plastic and trash from beaches all around the world. We’ll also send professional crews to clean up some of the most iconic, vulnerable ocean spaces.

LOCAL COLLECTION

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Here’s where you can get dirty! Fight side-by-side with #TeamSeas for cleaner coastal communities.

THE INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP NETWORK MAPPING

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Ocean Conservancy will use the best available science and work with its International Coastal Cleanup local partners around the world to identify places where cleanups will have the greatest impact.

REMOVAL

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#TeamSeas will partner with volunteers like you to remove millions of pounds of trash from the world’s beaches and weigh the total trash collected at the end of each cleanup.

RECYCLING [IF APPLICABLE]

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TeamSeas will work with local authorities to make sure collected trash is properly disposed of and, where local facilities exist, we’ll recycle all accepted materials.

For Rivers

THE BIG IDEA

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Rivers are a major source of ocean plastic pollution, with research showing that 1% of rivers account for nearly 80% of pollution flowing from rivers. #TeamSeas will work with The Ocean Cleanup to tackle trash from these rivers with their Interceptor technologies.

THE RIVER INTERCEPTOR

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The Ocean Cleanup has developed technologies for river pollution called Interceptors, which have removed over 2 million pounds to date! One of their key technology solutions, The Interceptor™, is solar-powered and can collect trash autonomously.


RESEARCH

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Every river is unique, and for that reason, together with local partners, The Ocean Cleanup’s team will first conduct research to determine the most efficient solution to clean that specific river.

COLLECT TRASH

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After conducting research and setting up the necessary local partnerships, it’s time to deploy and start intercepting trash!

EMPTY AND REPEAT

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The collected trash is brought to shore to be properly disposed of by local waste management and then cleanup continues.

GOING FORWARD

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Even though the Interceptors aren’t a permanent solution, they are a safety net until waste management on land improves and we’re able to stop plastic from polluting our rivers. The Interceptors deployed with the help of #TeamSeas will keep cleaning even after the campaign comes to a close.

The Goal

MrBeast goal is to remove 30 million pounds of trash from the sea by the end of the year of 2021 or by January 1st, 2022 #TeamSeas is working alongside two organizations to fulfill its mission: Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Cleanup.

How Can You Help?

They want you to do what you do best. Talk to a friend, organize your school or business, make some art, film a video, whatever makes sense to you and your community as they work toward 30M. You can create a Team during checkout or join one from Search.

They recommend you start by telling someone else about the mission, why you’re passionate about it, and invite them to get involved at TeamSeas.org. They also encourage you to engage with and amplify #TeamSeas content across the internet. They think you’ll be surprised at who else is on #TeamSeas and how many fascinating videos are out there for you to discover. As the campaign develops, we hope you’ll co-create it with us as we rally toward they shared 30M goal. One of the most exciting parts for them is that we have no idea what you’ll come up with, and they can’t wait to see it.

This Is Not The First Time

This is MrBeast’s second fundraising campaign. In 2019, Mark Rober and MrBeast launched their #TeamTrees initiative in collaboration with Arbor Day Foundation to raise $20 million to put towards planting 20 million trees. For every dollar donated, one tree would be planted. To date, that project has and raised over $23 million with #TeamTrees and has planted over 9 million trees and counting. The YouTuber spoke on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night to talk about the initiative and thanked his fellow YouTubers for participating in the project.

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