Happy National Arbor Day

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 29 Apr, 2016

We're celebrating by supporting the planting of 1,500 trees!


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.

STRIVE®

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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