Love Tropics 2020 is over, see you next year!

About Us

the what:

Love Tropics is a weekend long charity livestream marathon featuring some of your favorite Mojangstas, Twitch/Mixer streamers, YouTube creators and Minecraft modders. Throughout the weekend, these and other Minecraft personalities will be hosting the event, and you, the donors, will be able to play on a server with them all! There will be donation rewards, giveaways, competitions, and more! Expect lots of fun, laughs, and most important of all, love.

the why:

  • To inspire those who can make a difference to want to
  • To enable those who want to make a difference to be able to

2020: Who did we support?

 

Their Vision:

Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.

Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were.

Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life.

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant.

Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, like regulating our climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. They provide livelihoods to countless fishermen and others around the world. They also feed hundreds of millions of people and have the capacity to provide a healthy seafood meal to a billion people, every day. Unfortunately, the oceans are in trouble — scientists report that the amount of fish caught from the oceans began declining — for the first time in recorded history — just a few decades ago. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management — which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana is dedicated to advocating for science-based fishery management and restoring the world's oceans.

Why Oceana?

Oceana lists 4 primary problems:

  • We are taking too many fish out of the water
  • We are polluting our oceans
  • We are squandering potential sources of food
  • We are trashing marine wildlife and special places

For this year's event, we at Love Tropics wanted to focus primarily on the first issue above, but in doing so, we did not want to abandon the other 3. This is why we felt Oceana was the perfect partner on our quest to help stop overfishing while raising awareness of the many issues faced by the world's oceans today.

Despite being a large organisation, Oceana has a high level of transparency and uses their money effectively. To date, Oceana has achieved more than 225 victories legally and otherwise, and protected more than 4 million square miles of ocean.

Together with Oceana, Love Tropics aims to raise awareness about the severity of overfishing and raise funds that will enable Oceana to help turn the tide on the depletion of our oceans' biodiversity, ecology, and life.

 

Our History

2017

US$10,150 raised for Direct Relief

In September 2017, the category 5 hurricane "Maria" tore through Puerto Rico, leaving the entire island without electricity or running water. Relief efforts were slow and disorganized, leaving most of the island in desperate need for humanitarian aid. The Minecraft community, led by the Love Tropics team, came together in less than a month to organize the first ever Love Tropics event, raising money for the Direct Relief charity to bring water and first aid to the people of Puerto Rico.

2018

US$35,327 raised for Team Rubicon

A year after Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria, much of the island had finally gotten their electricity and water back. The same could not be said for the roofs of their homes. The strong winds had knocked off the roofs off tens of thousands of homes across the island, and not many had the resources to afford a new one, let alone a tarp. For 2018, Love Tropics elected to support Team Rubicon's efforts on the island to help people get new roofs for their homes.

2019

US$63,363 raised for Cool Earth

Climate Change is one of humanity's greatest threats in present time. It especially affects those in low-lying, rural areas like the world's tropics, which is why Love Tropics chose to partner with Cool Earth for 2019's event. Together with Cool Earth, Love Tropics helped fight deforestation in Papua New Guinea, which is facing increased deforestation due to poverty and increased pressure from palm plantations in the country. Love Tropics will work with Cool Earth to help these villages become more sustainable and self-sustaining so they don't have to sell off or give up their land when pressured.

2020

US$47,279 raised for Oceana

Oceans are as important to us as they are vast. They are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, while feeding hundreds of millions of people every day. Unfortunately, the oceans are in trouble — scientists report that the amount of fish caught from the oceans began declining — for the first time in recorded history — just a few decades ago. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management — which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana is dedicated to advocating for science-based fishery management and restoring the world's oceans.

Credits

PRODUCED BY

Team Tropicraft
ORGANISERS
  • Cojo
  • tterrag
  • Terry
  • Corosus
  • Lune
  • kingbdogz
  • Momibelle
  • dusk125
  • Gegy
MINIGAMES
  • kingbdogz
  • Gegy
  • Brickmaster5001
Art
  • Ami
  • Marjory Stewart Baxter
BUILDERS
  • Lune
  • FizzCannon
  • Hexablu
  • Momibelle
  • Gegy
  • PokePugx
  • StellarMC
  • Ashinos
  • PearlescentMoon
  • Premster
  • Brickmaster5001
  • DADDYG88
  • MrRube
  • All Love Weekends participants :)
Tech
  • Dusk125
  • Rushmead
  • Jake Evans (Creeperhost)
  • Gegy
  • Freyadono
  • Acrospino
  • Thomotron
Special Thanks
  • oku
  • medsouz
  • ProfMobius
  • RazzleberryFox
  • Oceana
  • Outlaw Ocean Project
  • Global Fishing Watch
  • Hermitcraft
  • Vamanos Tours
  • Creeperhost
  • Mojang