Our Latest Tree Project: McAlister Park

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 27 Feb, 2017

For our first project of the year with Keep Lubbock Beautiful we planted trees in the beautiful McAlister Park! 

McAlister Park is a popular and frequently visited park in Lubbock. This area was an area in desperate need of some trees, and through Strive Fuel’s partnership with Keep Lubbock Beautiful, we were able to provide those much needed trees. ALON 7-Eleven volunteers and their families worked with Keep Lubbock Beautiful and the city parks department to plant various types of trees including Burr Oak, Texas Red Oak, and Western Soapberry trees to create a greener space for families to enjoy!

“McAlister Park is one of the main thoroughfares – with high visibility of traffic and a highly visited park. There are softball fields, a large playground and an area that is a habitat for wildlife. Through our ongoing, outstanding partnership with ALON 7-Eleven with STRIVE Fuel, these trees will improve McAlister Park and make sure the area continues to be a popular, frequently visited park,” says Raquel Padilla, Staff Liaison at Keep Lubbock Beautiful.

The STRIVE ALON 7-Eleven projects have become a fun bonding time for this father-son duo!

These shade trees were planted yesterday and are expected to bloom beautifully come spring and create a lasting impact on McAlister Park! It is our hope that families will enjoy this park for years to come!

The STRIVE Fuel program is dedicated to giving back to the Lubbock community. Through the hard work of ALON 7-Eleven, the Arbor Day Foundation, Keep Lubbock Beautiful and other partnerships 14,045 trees have now been planted throughout New Mexico and Texas, and 75,843 tons of CO2e has been offset since the STRIVE Fuel program’s launch in June 2015!

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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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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