While at the checkout at Wal-Mart I was looking at some gum to pick out and this one particular package caught my eye. This gum was in a cool looking tube and screamed buy me. This gum is made by a company called Project 7 and is super cool. With a little research I found out that the gum I purchased helped give back to the Earth in the way of a band new tree. How amazing is that! I am sure we all buy gum in the checkout, how cool is it to do something with your purchase instead of just profiting the gum companies.
Now you may be thinking, planting a tree what is that going to do for anything? Well what you may not know is that “more than one acre of rainforest is lost every second. From global warming to the extinction of plant and animal species, the consequences of deforestation are broad”(Project7.com) by buying project 7 gum you give back to the Earth and plant a tree back on the Earth.
This company not only sells gum but also coffee, water bottles, mints, and apparel that benefit many great causes. Some of these causes are meals for hungry Americans, Schooling for those in need, clean water projects, counseling for children of war, and Malaria treatment. Their name, Project 7, stands for the seven areas of good that provide with the sale of their products. Tyler Merrick started the company in 2007 and has done so much good for the world. Watch this small video from Project7.com so you can see what has been done.
Here is what Project 7 has given to date:
Tyler Merrick said, “If people are going to buy things. Lots of things. Then let’s use those things they purchase to help change the world around us. Let’s make everyday products for everyday people to solve everyday problems around the globe.” It is a glorious thing that he has done. Made everyday products for a cause. So next time that you are on an isle, look for Project 7’s products. You are going to buy something anyways it might as well be something that could change someone’s life.
Not all products have made it to Albuquerque’s selves but here is a link to the website where you can purchase all of Project 7’s great items and also learn more about what they do for the world –> http://www.project7.com/ .