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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.

By Strive Fuel Team 14 Mar, 2017
Volunteers were led by the APS Gardens Team to remove rocks and shrubs, begin prepping and planting in the garden and build 5 garden boxes with hoops.  These hoops will protect the garden from harsh weather, while the garden will create a long-lasting impact on the school's environment and educate the students at Kit Carson Elementary School in their new outdoor classroom! 

This is possible because of the Strive Reduced Emissions Fuel Program that has planted nearly 15,000 trees and reduced over 75,000 metric tons of CO2e since the program's launch! 
By Strive Fuel Team 07 Mar, 2017

1.     Book Nonstop Flights. If you haven’t gotten your flights booked yet, make your flight nonstop. Take-offs and landings create most of the carbon emissions from a flight, so reducing your take-off and landing to one will be better for the environment.

2.     Are more than two of you traveling? Make it a road trip! Believe it or not, road tripping with a group of friends or family can be more environmentally friendly than flying. Flying will be the more sustainable option if you will be the only traveler.

By Strive Fuel Team 27 Feb, 2017

McAlister Park is a popular and frequently visited park in Lubbock. This area was an area in desperate need of some trees, and through Strive Fuel’s partnership with Keep Lubbock Beautiful, we were able to provide those much needed trees. ALON 7-Eleven volunteers and their families worked with Keep Lubbock Beautiful and the city parks department to plant various types of trees including Burr Oak, Texas Red Oak, and Western Soapberry trees to create a greener space for families to enjoy!

“McAlister Park is one of the main thoroughfares – with high visibility of traffic and a highly visited park. There are softball fields, a large playground and an area that is a habitat for wildlife. Through our ongoing, outstanding partnership with ALON 7-Eleven with STRIVE Fuel, these trees will improve McAlister Park and make sure the area continues to be a popular, frequently visited park,” says Raquel Padilla, Staff Liaison at Keep Lubbock Beautiful.

By Strive Fuel Team 24 Jan, 2017

To begin the new year, we kicked off our partnership with  Keep Big Spring Beautiful  with our first project! For this tree planting, five Red Oak trees were planted at the Comanche Trail Municipal Golf Course.  The golf course was affected by the drought and lost several trees.  We are very excited to play a small part in bringing some life back to the area.

Thursday, January 12th was the perfect weather to get these trees planted!  They were each 35 gallon trees and will provide the golf course with some much needed shade.

Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and helped with this project! If you have any ideas for any future projects in your community please email us  info@greenprintcorp.com . If you are interested in volunteering in future projects, you can click  here .

By Strive Fuel Team 29 Jul, 2016

Over the past couple of weeks, volunteers and employees from ALON 7-Eleven joined forces with some of our favorite partners to make a difference in their communities and prove that when you choose Strive Fuel, you are planting trees.

In Albuquerque, ALON 7-Eleven with Strive spent a warm summer morning at Van Buren Middle School where ALON 7-Eleven employees and families worked to expand the school’s garden to continue the school’s beautification efforts and to bring more fresh foods to the hardworking students. In addition to providing food, the garden provides a space for students to learn and grow outside.

The rockstar volunteers got down and dirty as they worked hard amending soil, building new planting beds, planting fruit trees, and harvesting foods in order to create a long-lasting impact on the school’s environment and to fill a need for the students at Van Buren. Projects like this are a great way to give back to the community as the food that grows is provided to the families nearby the school.

By Strive Fuel Team 29 Apr, 2016

Remember that time we supported the planting of  500  trees in the Santa Fe National Forest to celebrate New Mexico’s Arbor Day? Well, we’re doing it a little bigger as it’s national Arbor Day today! We’re happy to announce that we’ve supported the planting of 1,000 trees in Texas as part of the  Arbor Day Foundation ’s Lost Pines Tree Recovery Campaign.

On September 4, 2011, three wildfires merged into one called the Bastrop County Complex Fire. This caused serious damage, as the fire was officially declared extinguished on October 29th causing damage to 32,400 acres of the Lost Pines Forest ecosystem. As it is our goal to continue to pull carbon dioxide and harmful emissions out of the atmosphere, and positively impact the environments of Lubbock, Albuquerque, and other neighboring cities, we are proud to support this project.

Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts our four tons of oxygen? That’s enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people!

It’s ONLY possible because of you. Our friends, families, co-workers, and everyone in between, who drive and choose to fill up at ALON 7-Eleven gas stations with Strive Fuel. When you choose to pump Strive Fuel, you’re choosing to make a positive impact on your community’s environment, and in this case, plant trees to revive and restore a park that was seriously damaged. Check out where to find Strive Fuel  here .

Join us in supporting our partner, Arbor Day Foundation, as we wish them a happy Arbor Day!

Thank YOU for choosing to #PumpHerePlantTrees.
By Strive Fuel Team 11 Mar, 2016

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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