New Ecosystem Along The Bosque

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 21 Sep, 2015

There's a new ecosystem that was planted along the Bosque thanks to Alon 7-Eleven with Strive Fuel.

On Saturday, Sept. 19th, about 30 volunteers, including Alon employees, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, and some of the #FreeStriveFuel contest winners and their families, planted an entire new ecosystem along the Bosque as a result of the Strive Fuel program. That means that just because you have chosen to pump your gas at Alon 7-Eleven stations in Albuquerque, we were able to do this!
Eric Corley, Regional Manager of Alon 7-Eleven stations, and Maryann Garrett, with Strive Fuel, presented the Grand Prize winner, Rudy Arviso, of the #FreeStriveFuel contest with a YEAR's worth of free gas! 

Rudy Arviso was excited about the free gas, but was most excited about being able to improve his community [through Strive Fuel and Alon 7-Eleven], spend time with his family on a beautiful Saturday morning, and plant a tree with his son Dillon, in hopes that he can come back to the spot in a few years when the trees grow to be tall, and reminisce with him.
Matthew Peterson, the Forestry Supervisor of the City of Albuquerque, lead the planting by explaining the importance of planting in that particular area. He explained that the area has been dried up, and our goal is to bring the area back to life to provide a habitat for animals, to reinforce the beautification efforts being made, and to bring more green to the Bosque. If you've never biked along the trail nearby, you're missing out! Maybe you'll see some of our newly planted trees when you do.
We had an awesome group, fueled by lots of coffee of course, that helped make the tree planting a possibility! Shout out to Tree New Mexico for making such a commitment to maintaining Albuquerque's environment.
If you're thinking, "that looks really fun..." You're right. If you want to join in on the fun next time, fill out our volunteer form , and we'll let you know when our next tree planting is! 

Thanks for embracing Strive Fuel in the Albuquerque community. Keep pumping at Alon 7-Eleven stations to drive clean and breathe easy!


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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