Why You Should Care That We're Planting Trees Along the Bosque

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 11 Sep, 2015
The Open Space and Tree New Mexico team as we finalized planning of this project.

Strive Fuel is happy to announce our first tree planting taking place Saturday, September 19th along the Bosque at the Woodward Nursery in Candelaria Farms with Tree New Mexico, Open Space and ALON 7-Eleven. Volunteers will be planting an ecosystem of trees and shrubs in order to preserve the area, and support our efforts in offsetting tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gasses that are a direct result of gas purchases at the ALON 7-Eleven stations. During the planting, we’ll plant our 1,000th tree in New Mexico! If you’re not familiar with Strive Fuel, check out how it works  here .

We’re also going to present the winners of the #FreeStriveFuel contest with their awards! Our grand prize winner will receive $1,500 in free gas. Don’t worry… We’ll be hosting another contest soon, so you’ll have plenty of other chances to win. You’ll find new contests on our Facebook page, and lots of other updates like our latest projects, and more. Be sure to  like our page !

Albuquerque is a beautiful place, and we intend to do our part in keeping it that way. Thanks for your support! If you’re interested in volunteering for our next project or have questions about this project, fill out our  form  and we’ll get in touch with you.


By Strive Fuel Team 13 Apr, 2017
With Easter right around the corner, you might not have time to go out and buy your Easter egg dying kit. But don’t worry! There are several eco-friendly recipes using things you already have around the house:

1.  Classic Home Made Dye. Your classic homemade dye is made with vinegar, water, and food coloring.

 -  First boil your eggs. (For egg dying purposes it is best to use white eggs, simply because the brown egg will not hold the color as well. Save your brown eggs for eating)
 -  Once eggs are boiled, allow them time to cool.
 -  Boil a pot of water. Once boiling, separate into glass cups.
 -  Add 1 tbsp. and food-coloring to each glass.
 -  Let them sit until color has set in.
 -  To decorate these eggs, use things you have around the house! Circle sticker, bunny stickers, masking or electrical tape.
 -  Get creative! With the stickers and tape, you can create different layers of colors.

2.  The Natural Route. There are several different things you can use to create natural dye each recipe is per cup of water:

By Strive Fuel Team 07 Apr, 2017

Last week, STRIVE® Fuel with Keep Odessa Beautiful supported the addition of 30 shade trees to Salinas Park and Woodson Park.  As a popular and frequently visited parks in Odessa, this area was in desperate need of some trees. ALON 7-Eleven volunteers and their families worked with Keep Odessa Beautiful and the parks department to plant various types of trees including Live Oaks and Grow Bag Pines for families to enjoy!

By Strive Fuel Team 16 Mar, 2017

1.     Get your green clothes from a thrift store. Shopping from a thrift store can help you go green because you will be keeping those clothes out of a landfill. Not only will you keep them out of the landfill, but you will also save emissions from production and distribution. The 90s style is once again on trend, so find your clothes for a bargain!

2.     Shop at your local Farmer’s Market for fun green food. St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to try out new recipes. Shop for the ingredients to your fun, green foods at your local Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s markets are sustainable and will keep your money in the local economy.

3.     Try to use old decorations. If you are a saver, you will likely already have old St. Patrick’s Day decorations. If you are not a saver now is the year to start! Find old things around the house you can reuse.

4.     Get crafty with nature. This holiday is the perfect holiday to incorporate nature. The theme is all green. Go outside and find some greenery that can double as decorations for this fun day.

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