How We Kicked Off 2017

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 24 Jan, 2017

We started 2017 with some very exciting projects! Learn more about what we did and how you can get involved.

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 .

Our next big event of 2017, was the introduction of Wichita Falls to the Strive Fuel family.  We launched Strive in Wichita Falls on January 18th! The  Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce   came out for the launch, as well as Mayor Santellana who pumped the first gallon of Strive Fuel in Wichita Falls!  Channel 6 also covered the launch  here .  We presented a ceremonial check to the Arbor Day Foundation that will be used to plant trees around Texas National Forests. We are so excited to have this program in the city of Wichita Falls and are excited to make an impact in this community.

Wichita Falls will now join Big Spring, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, and Albuquerque on the list of Alon 7-Eleven stores that have partnered with Strive Fuel. To see if there is a Strive location near you, check  here . Check back soon so we can tell you what else we’re up to this year! It’s going to be a great one!


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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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