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 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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