Kit Carson Elementary School Gets First School Garden Thanks to Strive Fuel!

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 14 Mar, 2017

Last Saturday morning, ALON 7-Eleven volunteers along with families from Kit Carson Elementary School got together to build the school's first garden. 

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! 
"Thanks to Strive Fuel, ALON 7-Eleven volunteers, and families from our school, we are thrilled to be able to create an important environment where our students can learn and where we can provide food grown right in our own backyard," says Cindy Rael, Principal of Kit Carson Elementary School. "We are so appreciative of this opportunity and know that this will make a positive impact on our school, students, and our community."
The students will begin planting vegetation in the next month, once the last winter freeze is over.  Some of the garden boxes will be used to protect vegetables, while others will be used for flowers and some will be ready for students and families to use! 

Thanks to the awesome volunteers at ALON 7-Eleven gas stations, and the community at Kit Carson Elementary School for making this project a success! 

If you have a suggestion for our next project, email us! We would love to hear your ideas. info@greenprintcorp.com

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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.

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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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