ALON 7-Eleven with STRIVE™ Supports Planting of 500 Trees in Santa Fe National Forest

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 11 Mar, 2016

We're celebrating Arbor Day in New Mexico the best way we know how. 

TGIF! We are thrilled to celebrate Arbor Day in New Mexico as we support the planting of 500 trees in the Santa Fe National Forest with the Arbor Day Foundation . The Fire Reforestation Project in the Santa Fe National Forest is in its 4th year of reforestation as it strives to rebuild from the damage done in the Las Conchas Fire of 2011. It’s only because of people like you, who are choosing to pump gas at ALON 7-Eleven stations in Albuquerque, and now Lubbock, that we are able to support projects like this one. 

Do you know much about Arbor Day? It’s recognized nationally on April 29th this year, and is always celebrated on the last Friday in April. Each state celebrates their own Arbor Day based on ideal tree planting conditions in their area as well. Today is Arbor Day in New Mexico! If you’re interested in learning more about how celebrating Arbor Day became an annual event, check out the history here . It’s a pretty cool story. 

The International Society of Arboriculture has stated, “In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8,700 miles.” As ALON with Strive Fuel reduces tailpipe emissions, we’re happy to support this project as we hope to add acreage to the forest, and will continue to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. You’ll know you’re at the right place when you see small trees next to each pump you pull up to.

We’re also supporting other projects with partners like Tree New Mexico and Keep Albuquerque Beautiful . Most recently, ALON planted trees in the Barelas Neighborhood with Tree New Mexico. The wonderful ALON employees and managers grabbed some shovels last weekend, and got to digging.  

Thanks for supporting Strive Fuel in Albuquerque, and now Lubbock, Texas! We look forward to sharing more about what we’re doing as you continue to choose Strive Fuel. Don’t forget to use #PumpHerePlantTrees when talking about us.

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By Strive Fuel Team 14 Sep, 2017

Now looking forward there will be a huge need for disaster relief that will include clean-up, supplies and donations. Here are some ways you can help:

 

1. Donate Money. The simplest way you can get involved in the relief help is to donate monetarily. Families have lost everything and will have to rebuild their homes and their lives. Look around your local town and you will see companies and businesses all over supporting relief efforts. It might be a dollar at checkout at the grocery store. So give what you can, every little bit will help! If you are looking for the easiest way to get involved, you can text HARVEY or IRMA to 90999 to automatically give $10. You can also look at the Red Cross website to donate .

2. Donate Time. Volunteer your time to the relief effort. There are a lot of opportunities, but also a lot volunteers. If you are thinking or wanting to volunteer, talk with the program you are assisting and make sure that the best way you can help is through volunteering. Sometimes, in these situations, there can be too many volunteers where other donations are needed more. If more volunteers aren’t needed, there are plenty of other ways to help.

3. Donate Supplies. What better time than now to clean out your closet? Have good-conditioned clothes that aren’t being worn? Donate them to the Hurricane victims as many have lost everything. This is a great opportunity to gives to the disaster victims. The Salvation Army is a great resource for donating supplies! Affected areas will need water and food to keep displaced victims fed and hydrated. They will need cleaning supplies and anything that will help repair damage. If you are wanting to get involved and offer aid, check out The Salvation Army donation page to learn how you can best help.

  

Natural disasters can be completely devastating, but they can also bring together communities. Please give where you can and keep affected areas in your thoughts as they begin to rebuild!
By Strive Fuel Team 17 Aug, 2017

If you’re not in one of these cities with totality, don’t worry! You will see a sliver of the moon go over the sun, and will still be able to see the eclipse, you just won’t be in total darkness. If you are in totality, this means that from your viewpoint you will be in complete darkness. So, if you’re close to a city that will be in totality, head out on a road trip to the nearest city! Did you know this is the first solar eclipse to go over the US since 1918? Take the kids out of school and experience a solar eclipse together!

The eclipse will start at the Northern tip of Oregon and go across the US to the East Coast of South Carolina. At the start of the eclipse, in Oregon, the sun will actually rise totally eclipsed. This is a rare sight and over 500,000 people are estimated to travel and see it! However, it is estimated that the most people will be traveling to South Carolina because it is the closest destination for the entire Eastern Seaboard. There is an estimated 2 million people traveling to see the eclipse in totality. In total, it is estimated that 7 million people might travel to the path of totality. So be safe on the roads as you travel!Fill up with our fuel with reduced emissions so that your carbon footprint will be reduced while you travel to enjoy the eclipse.

By Strive Fuel Team 28 Jul, 2017

Take Inventory

Before you hit the store for student’s must have school supplies, take an inventory of what you already have. Didn’t use all those colored pencils or pens last year? That’s great! They can be used for this year. Avoid last minute impulse purchases, and don’t over buy. Ask yourself, “Is it really going to get used?” Make a supplies list and stick to it. Think of all the money you can save as well!

 

Choose Greener Products

When purchasing school supplies, opt for the greener choices. Purchase biodegradable pencils and refillable pens so when they do run out, they aren’t sitting in landfills for years to come. Choose recycled paper products, and buy supplies with less packaging (it’s all going to get thrown away anyway.)

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