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 21 Nov, 2017

Eat organic.

This includes your turkey... try to source a turkey locally and from a more humanely raised setting.  Going the organic route will cut down on the chemicals used to grow your produce.

Use your local Farmer’s Market.

Figure out what vegetables are in season and get creative.  Most Thanksgiving seasonal vegetables will be in season apart from only a few.  This will cut down on the gas, CO2 emissions and transportation it takes to ship seasonal food around the world.

By Strive Fuel Team 09 Nov, 2017
Our trees have outgrown our planters! So, we decided to donate them to organizations around each market to give back to our local communities. Each of these organizations were in need of trees, and because our trees are native to each market, they fit the bill perfectly!
By Strive Fuel Team 26 Oct, 2017

1. Reuse Reuse Reuse!
Throughout the year, keep an eye out for things that could replace decorations you have bought in the past. Old bed sheets can turn into ghosts. Styrofoam can easily be cut into whatever shape you like!

2. Make your own costume.
Keep around old clothing that could be turned into a costume. For example, old t-shirts, black shorts, any neutral clothing that can easily be painted or dyed. Shop at thrift stores! Thrift stores can hold treasures that can complete your Halloween costume. Get the kids involved with their own costumes. Let their imagination take the lead.

If the costume has been worn and you see no further use for it, don’t throw it away. Take the costume to a local shelter, thrift-store, or daycare. Better yet talk to your friends and neighbors about hosting a costume swap for the next year!

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