Strive Fuel In Action

  • By Strive Fuel Team
  • 29 Jul, 2016

We mean it when we say, you can feel good about your fuel.

Over the past couple of weeks, volunteers and employees from ALON 7-Eleven joined forces with some of our favorite partners to make a difference in their communities and prove that when you choose Strive Fuel, you are planting trees.

In Albuquerque, ALON 7-Eleven with Strive spent a warm summer morning at Van Buren Middle School where ALON 7-Eleven employees and families worked to expand the school’s garden to continue the school’s beautification efforts and to bring more fresh foods to the hardworking students. In addition to providing food, the garden provides a space for students to learn and grow outside.

The rockstar volunteers got down and dirty as they worked hard amending soil, building new planting beds, planting fruit trees, and harvesting foods in order to create a long-lasting impact on the school’s environment and to fill a need for the students at Van Buren. Projects like this are a great way to give back to the community as the food that grows is provided to the families nearby the school.

Meanwhile, in Lubbock, ALON 7-Eleven employees and their families joined forces with Keep Lubbock Beautiful and the Lubbock Parks and Rec department to plant 20 trees in the popular McKenzie Park. The group worked tirelessly at digging large holes and even needed a bulldozers help to make sure the trees were being properly planted. These trees will have a lasting impact in McKenzie Park as they will continue to grow for years to come.

It’s incredible to see all of the progress being made in each community just because people like you are choosing to pump Strive Fuel!

For every gallon of Strive Fuel gasoline at any ALON 7-Eleven in Albuquerque, Odessa, Midland, and Lubbock at no additional cost, each gas station is investing in local greenscape, reforestation, wildlife protection, and renewable energy projects that not only reduce each customer’s car emissions, but also improves each local community.

Check out our station finder to learn where you can find Strive Fuel!

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By Strive Fuel Team 14 Sep, 2017

Now looking forward there will be a huge need for disaster relief that will include clean-up, supplies and donations. Here are some ways you can help:

 

1. Donate Money. The simplest way you can get involved in the relief help is to donate monetarily. Families have lost everything and will have to rebuild their homes and their lives. Look around your local town and you will see companies and businesses all over supporting relief efforts. It might be a dollar at checkout at the grocery store. So give what you can, every little bit will help! If you are looking for the easiest way to get involved, you can text HARVEY or IRMA to 90999 to automatically give $10. You can also look at the Red Cross website to donate .

2. Donate Time. Volunteer your time to the relief effort. There are a lot of opportunities, but also a lot volunteers. If you are thinking or wanting to volunteer, talk with the program you are assisting and make sure that the best way you can help is through volunteering. Sometimes, in these situations, there can be too many volunteers where other donations are needed more. If more volunteers aren’t needed, there are plenty of other ways to help.

3. Donate Supplies. What better time than now to clean out your closet? Have good-conditioned clothes that aren’t being worn? Donate them to the Hurricane victims as many have lost everything. This is a great opportunity to gives to the disaster victims. The Salvation Army is a great resource for donating supplies! Affected areas will need water and food to keep displaced victims fed and hydrated. They will need cleaning supplies and anything that will help repair damage. If you are wanting to get involved and offer aid, check out The Salvation Army donation page to learn how you can best help.

  

Natural disasters can be completely devastating, but they can also bring together communities. Please give where you can and keep affected areas in your thoughts as they begin to rebuild!
By Strive Fuel Team 17 Aug, 2017

If you’re not in one of these cities with totality, don’t worry! You will see a sliver of the moon go over the sun, and will still be able to see the eclipse, you just won’t be in total darkness. If you are in totality, this means that from your viewpoint you will be in complete darkness. So, if you’re close to a city that will be in totality, head out on a road trip to the nearest city! Did you know this is the first solar eclipse to go over the US since 1918? Take the kids out of school and experience a solar eclipse together!

The eclipse will start at the Northern tip of Oregon and go across the US to the East Coast of South Carolina. At the start of the eclipse, in Oregon, the sun will actually rise totally eclipsed. This is a rare sight and over 500,000 people are estimated to travel and see it! However, it is estimated that the most people will be traveling to South Carolina because it is the closest destination for the entire Eastern Seaboard. There is an estimated 2 million people traveling to see the eclipse in totality. In total, it is estimated that 7 million people might travel to the path of totality. So be safe on the roads as you travel!Fill up with our fuel with reduced emissions so that your carbon footprint will be reduced while you travel to enjoy the eclipse.

By Strive Fuel Team 28 Jul, 2017

Take Inventory

Before you hit the store for student’s must have school supplies, take an inventory of what you already have. Didn’t use all those colored pencils or pens last year? That’s great! They can be used for this year. Avoid last minute impulse purchases, and don’t over buy. Ask yourself, “Is it really going to get used?” Make a supplies list and stick to it. Think of all the money you can save as well!

 

Choose Greener Products

When purchasing school supplies, opt for the greener choices. Purchase biodegradable pencils and refillable pens so when they do run out, they aren’t sitting in landfills for years to come. Choose recycled paper products, and buy supplies with less packaging (it’s all going to get thrown away anyway.)

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