Tech – Metro | Elon Musk renames himself ‘Treelon’ and makes massive donation to fund tree-planting marketing campaign

SpaceX chief Elon Musk answers questions after the 2020 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition at the SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles on July 21, 2020. - 21 teams from around the world competed in the event which sees their pods race on the 1.25 kilometer Hyperloop test track. (Photo by appmarsh RALSTON / AFP)MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Treelon is on a venture to make Planet Earth inexperienced once more (Supply: AFP)

Elon Musk has pledged $1million to fund a large tree-planting marketing campaign.

The billionaire promised to present a gaggle referred to as #TeamTree sufficient money to plant one million bushes in 2020 and 2021.

The #TeamTrees marketing campaign began in Would possibly 2020 when the YouTuber MrBeast used to be challenged to plant 20 million bushes.

He then teamed up with different on-line celebrities and the Arbor Day Basis, a non-profit devoted to ‘planting and taking care of bushes’.

On Twitter, Elon answered to a tweet from Mr Beast and requested: ‘Sounds cool. The place are the bushes being planted & what sort of bushes?’

The YouTuber answered: ‘The bushes are being planted on each continent except for Antarctica and the type of bushes planted relies the place they’re planted.

He informed Musk that species which can be ‘local to their environment’ could be put within the floor.

‘Good enough, sounds respectable, will donate 1M bushes,’ Musk responded ahead of converting his username to Treelon.

Saplings might be seeded internationally over the following two years. A donation of £1 will fund one tree.

‘It is rather essential to give protection to, arrange, and repair forests globally,’ the marketing campaign wrote in a commentary.

‘We’re excited by recovery as a result of, in step with the Nationwide Academy of Sciences, wooded area recovery has essentially the most world local weather mitigation doable in comparison to all different herbal local weather answers.

‘Restoring lands thru tree planting is the Arbor Day Basis’s house of experience and one thing they have got been doing for almost five many years.

‘There is no silver bullet for solving local weather exchange, simply silver buckshot, so we will have to actively pursue many various approaches together with each preservation and recovery.’

Elon Musk is the highest donor at the #TeamTrees leaderboard, with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey in 2nd position after pledging to fund 150,000 bushes.

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