High Society: #Fight4TheAmazon Gala
Stories Dawn Garcia
“Every minute, 50 acres of rainforest are lost forever. Rainforests are the life-support system of our planet…but climate change, species extinctions, and deforestation threaten all life on Earth,” says the nonprofit Rainforest Trust on its website.
The fires and destruction happening in the rainforests of the world are leaving a horrid taste in every environmentalist’s mouth, and rightfully so. But with the outbreak of recent fires started by an onslaught of logging and cattle farming, the smoke being released into the air we are breathing is harming the planet and our species.
For one night, celebrities, advocates, and gamers came out to raise money to save the Amazon from being destroyed. The evening took place at Avalon Hollywood, and the space was transformed into a rainforest. PUBG Mobile, the official mobile version of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds video game series, along with actors and humanitarians Megan Fox and her husband, Brian Austin Green, came out to Hollywood for the #Fight4TheAmazon charity event. The funds raised during this campaign benefitted Global Green, a world-renowned nonprofit with local partners on the ground in Brazil who are working to help put out the fires and plant thousands of new trees in the Amazon Rainforest.
Former pro wrestler Nikki Bella, hip-hop dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss, and PUBG Mobile influencer Pickles played on Fox’s team, while dancers Allison Holker Boss and Artem Chigvintsev as well as PUBG Mobile influencer McCoffee played for Green’s team. TV host and recording artist Kimberly Caldwell and her husband, Major League Soccer star Jordan Harvey, co-hosted a trivia contest where partygoers competed for special #Fight4TheAmazon backpacks made from 100 percent recycled water bottles while Fox and Green competed.
“Nothing is more important to us than protecting the planet from the potential devastation of climate change,” says Green. “The Amazon is a critical component of that, so this was a great opportunity for us to help make a positive impact for our kids and future generations.”
Fox echoed Green’s sentiment: “We are so proud and honored to have been involved in PUBG Mobile’s #Fight4TheAmazon campaign. And while this is just the beginning and there is so much work left to be done, we know that if we all come together, we can make a huge difference.” Funds raised from the #Fight4TheAmazon campaign will help restore the Amazon. “In 2020, we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, which is a reminder that the world needs to come together for the future of our planet,” says William Bridge, COO of Global Green.
PUBG donated $100,000 to Global Green to ensure that a minimum of 50,000 healthy saplings will be planted in the Amazon rainforest.