#TeamSeas is a global campaign to raise $30M to remove 30M pounds of plastic and trash from our ocean, rivers and beaches. It’s also the second wave of the largest creator-led fundraising campaign to ever hit the internet: #TeamTrees. Mr. Beast and Mark Rober launched #TeamTrees in 2019 with a goal of raising $20M to plant 20M trees and they smashed it—raising over $23M and generating more than 1B video views. Even two years later, TeamTrees.org is still receiving donations for planting 2,600 trees every day. They’re back again to rally the internet’s passion and imagination in support of the ocean and all of us.
Our ocean, rivers and beaches are full of plastic trash. It’s estimated that there are 200M tons of plastic already circulating in marine environments, with an estimated 11M tons entering the ocean EVERY YEAR. Pollution from bottles, bags, straws and abandoned fishing gear is a health crisis for our entire planet. So we’re going to remove the equivalent of 85 football fields covered a foot deep in trash.
The ocean and the life within it are incredibly important. Aside from the water we drink, the ocean produces half the air we breathe every day. So it’s a no-brainer that keeping it clean and healthy is critical to our survival. But keeping our rivers and beaches free of trash pollution is just as important. Rivers contribute up to 20% of ocean plastic pollution overall. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean and it’s important we cut off that problem upstream. And trash on beaches can inevitably make its way into the water and harm coastal habitats, which is why we are focusing our attention on cleaning up all three.
Please consider donating at https://teamseas.org/
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