WHAT IS #TEAMSEAS
#TeamSeas is a global campaign to raise $30M to remove 30M pounds of plastic and trash from our ocean, rivers and beaches.
Team Seas, stylized as #TeamSeas, is an international collaborative fundraiser project run by YouTubers MrBeast and Mark Rober as a follow up to TeamTrees with the goal to remove 30,000,000 pounds (14,000,000 kg) of marine debris by the end of 2021. It is the largest creator-led fundraising project on the internet to date with thousands of creators alerting their viewers about the project.
The campaign’s goal is to raise 30 million USD to remove 30 million pounds of trash polluting coastal regions, rivers, and ultimately oceans. 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. (Based on their site https://teamseas.org/ )
A team of YouTubers collaborated to create content and inform their audience about #TeamSeas, am using two of these videos below.
WHY SHOULD WE CARE
Trash, specially plastics, affect the environment.
Plastics affect our health
WHAT WE CAN DO
1. Avoid Using Plastic – the best prevention is at inception.
3. Recycle and reuse so that plastic garbage is minimized.
4. Discard properly if we have to throw away plastics.
5. Inform/Create Awareness about plastics