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.


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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