Saiman, an Indian YouTuber from Mumbai, recently launched a Campaign named Tree Sena. The YouTuber whose channel “Saiman Says” has almost 400,000 subscribers, used his fan-base to start a "save the environment". Many initiatives around the world are trying to help the cause by using their subscribers-base like Mr. Beast.
Within a few hours of launching his campaign video, he was able to raise almost 2.5 Lakhs out of the 16 Lakhs required. The deadline for this campaign is 31st January 2020 which seems an easy target for Saiman to make his project a success.
Saiman recently collaborated with PewDiePie, the world’s largest individual YouTube Channel. He has used his fame in a positive way in contributing to Aarey Colony’s greenery.
A few months ago, about 2000 trees were cut down from the forest. In response to it, Saiman has planned to plant a double of those trees. About 4000+ trees are to be planted in Aarey Colony, Mumbai.
Saiman and team Mission Green Mumbai have collaborated on this and have thought about the survival rate of these saplings to be 95%. They ensure this by the saplings being:
- Minimum 4 feet tall
- Over a year old
- Indigenous species
- Both, fruiting and non-fruiting plants
- GPS tagged
- Maintained for a year after plantation
Looking at the current state of climate change and growing environmental concerns, this kind of move is the need of the hour. Taking inspiration from Mr.Beast, another YouTuber, with 28.7 million subscribers also used his platform for something similar. He and his base helped plant 20,000,000 trees a few months ago.
Saiman has been meeting up with his fans at Aarey and they have currently planted about 4,000 trees already, but he intends on planting more.