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 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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