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 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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