Over the past couple of months, ALON has been actively volunteering to reduce their carbon footprints! As part of the Strive reduced emissions program, ALON volunteers have been giving their services to support our communities! We have led opportunities to plant trees at many locations. Check out our journey on the road to sustainability.
“Since Strive launched in 2015, ALON 7-Eleven has been able to plant more than 34,000 trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation,” says Russ Pfeiffer, Vice President Fuel Strategies & Financial Services – Delek US Holdings, Inc. “We are pleased to partner with Texas drivers and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to continue to make a positive impact on the environment.”
In October, we began in Odessa at the Odessa Recycle Center. Working with Keep Odessa Beautiful, we planted trees to continue educating and guiding the young citizens of Odessa to learn and grasp the concept of sustainability.
Next, we were off to Lubbock! In Lubbock, we sponsored a tree planting with Keep Lubbock Beautiful and the Lubbock Parks Department. The trees were planted in Lopez Park and will keep the park lively with new trees that will help the wildlife continue to prosper!
After the trees were planted in Lubbock, we headed to Big Spring, Texas. In Big Spring we worked with Keep Big Spring Beautiful to plant trees. Additionally, we also wanted to revitalize the landscape at the Big Spring Boys and Girls Club. We created an oasis for the kids to enjoy and appreciate!
From Big Spring, we ended up in Abilene to celebrate Texas Arbor Day on November 3rd! We planted the remainder of the trees we donated in Kirby Lake Park. This was a great way to celebrate Texas Arbor Day and celebrate with our partner, Keep Abilene Beautiful. We also loved getting to meet some of Abilene’s locals as we celebrated Arbor Day with our community!
We finished up our volunteer marathon in El Paso with the West Texas Urban Forestry Council. We worked in two different neighborhood community gardens that were in need of some trees! We loved getting the chance to help neighborhoods in our own backyard!
Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers for helping us wrap up 2018! See you in the new year!