Go Green this St. Patty's Day, and not just your clothes! 

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 16 Mar, 2017

St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday that encourages everyone to participate and wear green.  This year do more than just wearing your green and do something green for the environment! Below are 8 ways you can be green this St. Patty's Day: 

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.

5.     Use public transportation. Going to a St. Patty’s Day parade? Take public transportation to get there! Public transportation is more sustainable than driving because of the amount of people it is built to hold. No public transportation around you? Bike or Walk! Too far to walk? Carpool. There are always ways to make your trip more sustainable.

6.     Drink local. As with shopping locally, drinking from local breweries will keep your money in your local economy. It also cuts down on distribution emissions. Go buy a growler from a local brewery and bring it home for the celebration. If you are really into the holiday, it is simple and easy to make your own green beer! Take your local draft and add a few drops of food coloring.

7.     Plant a tree. Trees are green! Go out and plant a tree before all the holiday’s festivities. Trees absorb CO2, odors and gas from the air. They also provide oxygen. In one year, an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. So, make this a fun St. Patty’s tradition and watch your trees grow as you continue to plant new ones!

8.     Fill up with Strive Fuel.  If you are traveling out of your city for St. Patrick’s Day, make sure you fill up at an ALON 7-Eleven before leaving!

Have fun, be safe, wear green and be green! These tips can not only be used for St. Patrick’s Day, but can be applied to everyday life.

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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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