In 2003, Interface began this program to engage employees to become more involved. The program allowed sales representatives to offset emissions from based on their gas purchases. During a presentation in 2004, a manufacturing associate at our RCA facility asked how to become involved on a local level. That question set off a chain reaction that allowed other associates to participate. Purchases of tree saplings are made by associates based on the number of miles driven to and from work each week. In 2007, 720 associates around the world have participated and purchased approx. 7116 saplings in the US and approx. 500 in Canada.