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YouTubers’ #TeamTrees campaign overcame big hurdles in its first year

The Verge Friday, 23 October 2020
YouTubers’ #TeamTrees campaign overcame big hurdles in its first yearSaplings being planted in the Willamette River Basin. | Image: Arbor Day Foundation

A year after YouTubers launched a campaign to raise enough money to plant 20 million trees, the campaign is in a critical phase: planting the trees and ensuring their survival. Even though fundraising was a resounding success, making sure the planet gets its bang for that buck will be harder. The charity coordinating the tree planting, Arbor Day Foundation, says it’s on track to reach its goal of having all 20 million trees in the ground by the end of 2022. But it faced some bumps in the road this year as the ongoing pandemic and historic wildfires unfolded.

Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson got the campaign, dubbed #TeamTrees, rolling last October as a way to commemorate his YouTube channel reaching 20 million subscribers. More than 600...
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Watch: 'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner accuses YouTuber of misappropriation of funds

Kanta Prasad, the owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba', has filed a complaint against social media influencer Gaurav Wasan. Police said Prasad has lodged the case against Wasan for misappropriation of funds. Wasan is the food blogger who first shot Prasad's video and raised funds to help him. Prasad (80) had shot to fame after a video showcasing his plight went viral. In the video, Prasad was tearfully recounting the desperation of months since lockdown. Prasad and his wife run the street-side eatery in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar. After the video went viral, Baba ka Dhaba was flooded with hundreds of customers.

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'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner alleges YouTuber of criminal conspiracy, files complaint [Video]

'Baba Ka Dhaba' owner alleges YouTuber of criminal conspiracy, files complaint

Kanta Prasad, owner of Baba Ka Dhaba, filed a police complaint against Gaurav Wasan (who first shot his video and funds raised to help his wife and him. He alleged cheating, mischief, criminal breach of trust, criminal conspiracy by Wasan. Baba Ka Dhaba received immense love from people after his video showing plight went viral. The video was recorded by Gaurav Wasan, a YouTuber.

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