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This college junior and his grandma's tea recipe set out to heal the world.

Mark Sotamayor is a local business owner you may have seen around town dressed as a giant tree to raise awareness for his company, TreeCup.

The 20-year-old college student and his love of his grandma's tea recipe has sparked a growing business, which he's turned into something even better. For every bottle of tea sold, he plants a tree in Haiti - over 8,000 so far, and growing.

And soon, you'll be able to scan a code to see the tree that you helped plant with your purchase.

How is this college junior doing so much? He gives advice to other students who want to pursue their great ideas - watch the interview here.

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