10 Easy Ways to Make Your Spring Break Green

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 07 Mar, 2017

With Spring Break right around the corner, learn how you can get to your destination a little greener!  

1.     Book Nonstop Flights. If you haven’t gotten your flights booked yet, make your flight nonstop. Take-offs and landings create most of the carbon emissions from a flight, so reducing your take-off and landing to one will be better for the environment.

2.     Are more than two of you traveling? Make it a road trip! Believe it or not, road tripping with a group of friends or family can be more environmentally friendly than flying. Flying will be the more sustainable option if you will be the only traveler.

3.     Rent a Hybrid. If you are taking the road trip route, but you have a gas-guzzler car, rent a hybrid! This not only could save you money on gas, but it will be substantially better for the environment.

4.     Go Backpacking! If you like to be adventurous during your travels, go backpacking! Backpacking is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, packing only the essentials and staying in local places along the way!

5.     If you are not on the adventurous side, but still want to be environmentally conscious, take a train! Trains are designed to carry a lot of passengers, so the carbon emission per passenger is less.


6.     Carpool. Whatever you are doing, do it in a group! Not only will it make your travels more fun, but you can cut down on your carbon emissions by exploring together.

7.     Use Public Transportation. Are you going a short distance? Try out the bus! Not the most glamorous way of travel, but it will cut down on your carbon footprint. Like the train, the bus is made for a lot of passengers, making each passengers carbon footprint smaller. Even if you don’t get to your destination with public transportation, keep it in mind while you explore.

8.     Be aware of your surroundings as you travel! Recycle, don’t litter and be aware of wildlife.

9.     Check for Carbon Offset Options.   Some airlines have an opt-in option to reduce your carbon emissions for your specific flight. Ask your airline, or research the topic to find out if your flight could have this kind of program! A carbon offset option would mean that your flight carbon emissions would be offset by an investment in carbon credits.

10.     Fill up with STRIVE Fuel before you leave! Find an ALON 7-Eleven with the STRIVE Fuel program near you! For every gallon ALON Fuel you purchase with the STRIVE™ program, stores will invest in local greenscape, reforestation, wildlife protection, and renewable energy projects that not only reduce your car's emissions but also improve your community!

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Eat organic.

This includes your turkey... try to source a turkey locally and from a more humanely raised setting.  Going the organic route will cut down on the chemicals used to grow your produce.

Use your local Farmer’s Market.

Figure out what vegetables are in season and get creative.  Most Thanksgiving seasonal vegetables will be in season apart from only a few.  This will cut down on the gas, CO2 emissions and transportation it takes to ship seasonal food around the world.

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1. Reuse Reuse Reuse!
Throughout the year, keep an eye out for things that could replace decorations you have bought in the past. Old bed sheets can turn into ghosts. Styrofoam can easily be cut into whatever shape you like!

2. Make your own costume.
Keep around old clothing that could be turned into a costume. For example, old t-shirts, black shorts, any neutral clothing that can easily be painted or dyed. Shop at thrift stores! Thrift stores can hold treasures that can complete your Halloween costume. Get the kids involved with their own costumes. Let their imagination take the lead.

If the costume has been worn and you see no further use for it, don’t throw it away. Take the costume to a local shelter, thrift-store, or daycare. Better yet talk to your friends and neighbors about hosting a costume swap for the next year!

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