Our Latest Project with Keep Odessa Beautiful

  • 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!

Volunteers from ALON 7-Eleven, led by Keep Odessa Beautiful, planted 24 Live Oaks and 7 Grow Bag Pines to create a long-lasting impact at both Salinas and Woodson Parks. 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! The STRIVE®Fuel program is dedicated to giving back to the Odessa community! Through the hard work of ALON 7-Eleven, the Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Odessa Beautiful and other partnerships 14,045 trees have now been planted, and 75,843 tons of CO2e has been offset between Texas and New Mexico since the Strive Fuel program’s launch in June of 2015.

Thank you to all the volunteers for making this project happen! We can’t wait to see how these trees are enjoyed in the future of these two parks! If you have an idea for another park that could use some trees let us know! Just email info@greenprintcorp.com.


By Strive Fuel Team 21 Nov, 2017

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.

By Strive Fuel Team 09 Nov, 2017
Our trees have outgrown our planters! So, we decided to donate them to organizations around each market to give back to our local communities. Each of these organizations were in need of trees, and because our trees are native to each market, they fit the bill perfectly!
By Strive Fuel Team 26 Oct, 2017

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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