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.

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By Strive Fuel Team 13 Jul, 2017

Refuse

The refuse concept can get lost, what does it mean? Refuse is a simple concept: Don’t take the freebie. That Frisbee that they’re giving out at a baseball game, say no to the pen at the bank. Another concept of Refuse is to decline a bag at the grocery store. If you only got a few things, no need for a bag! Basically, if it can’t be recycled or is emits harmful chemicals to the environment “refuse” and go with a better, greener alternative.

Reduce

Think of all the ways that we could reduce waste! Get your bills electronically, unsubscribe from that magazine you never read or use sticky notes on your device. This can also be applied to your energy usage. Turn off your electronics when they are not in use, unplug the charged cell phone that stays on the cord all night and only charge it when it is needed. Another way you can reduce your energy usage is by being hyper aware of your air conditioning/heat. Only heat or cool a home when you’re there. If you are going on vacation, turn the heat down or the AC up. You can even have an expert come and audit your energy use. This a lot of times is free and will save you money down the road!

By Strive Fuel Team 22 Jun, 2017

Cover your windows. These bright sunny days make for great summer activities, but a lot of the heat that gets in the house comes through windows. When the sun shines through, it warms up the room. Use curtains to cover the windows. This gives you control of the amount of sunlight entering your home. You can also use shutters and work from the outside before the heat has a chance to get inside.  

Seal draughts. Heat can sneak into your home through the cracks under doors and around windows. Sealing drafts can help prevent the unwanted heat, and make it easier to cool down your home. Seal cracks with fillers around the window and door frames. Use draught strips and weather-seals to seal gaps under doors. If you are trying to cool your home on a tighter budget, try pushing a towel under your door to prevent heat from slipping in!

Ventilate your home. If the weather cools down for a day or an evening, try ventilating by opening your windows and doors. This will flush out the warm air and let in the cooler air from outside!

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:

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