STRIVE® reduced your vehicle’s emissions by investing in a wide range of reforestation, alternative energy, biomass, and other projects both locally and globally. Further, we support the Arbor Day Foundation and their certified CO2 reduction projects that provide net positive results and allow us to provide a sustainable solution for your company and community.
Another project by Tree New Mexico and Open Space is the planting of shrubs and trees to add an entirely new ecosystem to the area along the Bosque near the Rio Grande River.
The Arbor Day focuses on tree planting and conservation in the Santa Fe National Forest. Here, you can find the headwaters of Pecos, Jemez, and Gallinas Rivers; mountain streams; lakes; and trout fishing. Travel into Pecos, San Pedro Parks, Chama, and Dome Wildernesses via wilderness pack trips, saddle, or on 1,000 miles of hiking trails.
The Mackenzie Park project focuses on planting native trees to a highly populated park in the community. 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 to dig large holes 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.
Keep Odessa Beautiful focuses on community greenscape efforts such as it’s tree planting efforts in the Odessa communities. The Bellaire Park project consists of planting trees native to the Texas community. We planted 15 large shade trees at Bellaire Park with volunteers from ALON 7-Eleven gas stations as a part of Texas State Arbor Day celebration.
STRIVE Fuel with APS Albuquerque Public School Gardens is supported the revitalization of Washington Middle School’s school garden. School gardens are becoming increasingly important because they provide a new education setting and access to fresh produce that families in the APS district may need. ALON 7-Eleven volunteers worked with students and their families, along with the APS team to help create a beneficial, long-lasting impact on Washington Middle School’s garden.
Representatives of Keep Big Spring Beautiful, ALON 7/11 Strive Fuel and the City of Big Spring gathered for a tree planting event at the municipal golf course. Five large bur-oaks were planted in various locations on the golf course. The golf course was affected by drought and lost several trees. These trees will provide some much needed shade to the golf course.
TRIVE® 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. Volunteers from ALON 7-Eleven, led by Keep Odessa Beautiful, planted 24 Live Oaks and 7 Grow Bag Pines to create a long-lasting impact at both Salinas and Woodson Parks
In Albuquerque, ALON 7-Eleven with Strive worked together at Van Buren Middle School 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.
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 the community.
Volunteers from ALON 7-Eleven along with parents, students, and administration volunteered their time to build nine garden boxes as well as garden renovations and tree planting at Dolores Gonzales Elementary. These boxes included materials to allow for year around harvest. The older garden boxes at Dolores Gonzales Elementary received a fresh coat of paint and four new hoops were added. Four new fruit trees were also planted around the interior of the school campus.
CERTIFIED EMISSION REDUCTION PROJECTS
Cikel Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project Cikel, Brazil
The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project aims to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Paragominas Municipality, Para state, Brazil. The main activity of the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is the cancellation of the planned deforestation activities and the decision to instead conserve the forest area and continue limited forest management activities in the area under Forest Stewardship Council® Certification (FSC®) with Low Impact Logging (SFMLIL) practices.
The Bluff Road Landfill is owned and operated by the City of Lincoln, NE. The permitted disposal area is approximately 171 acres. The Project includes the initial installation of 54 vertical landfill gas extraction wells, collection system piping, blower/flare station, and valves, pumps, and meters for the purpose of capturing and destroying methane. Additional landfill gas extraction wells and collection system piping will be installed in phases as the landfill expands vertically and horizontally.
The project has been undertaken to harness the available wind power potential. The project has established 49 number of WTG aggregating to a total installed capacity of 38.275 MW. The project will generate approximately 89.92 million units of electricity per annum, which will be entirely sold to the State Electricity Boards or wheeled for captive consumption. The project will help in greenhouse gas emission reduction by using renewable energy resource for generating power which otherwise would have been generated using non- renewable, carbon-intensive fuel common in the grid. The project is a greenfield project aimed at utilizing wind energy to produce power. The implementation of the project will achieve approximately 83,350 CO2 emission reduction per annum by replacing grid-based electricity which is predominantly generated by fossil fuel based thermal power plant in Southern Grid.
The Morgan County Regional Landfill in Alabama is a 270 acre sanitary MSW landfill which opened in 1981. The Decatur Landfill recently collaborated with Granger Energy to install a gas collection system. The processed LFG is sent to a nearby steel plant via a short pipeline and unused gas is flared.
Bundled Wind Power Project in TASMA-V2, Tamilnadu, India
The project activity is a grouped Wind power project which involves installation of 396 WTGs in Tamilnadu, India, coordinated by Tamilnadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA-V2). The intent of the Project Activity is to reduce GHG emissions and promote sustainable development by use of renewable energy (Wind) for generation of power by bringing together a number of investors with small power requirements to invest into wind turbines. The project thus generates approximately 4,559.321 GWh of Power and thus reduces approximately 41,73,925 CO2 over the period of 10 years. In the absence of the project activity, the equivalent amount of electricity would have been generated by the power plants connected with the southern grid which is predominantly based on fossil fuel.
Ecomapua Amazon REDD Project – Ilha de Marajo, Brazil
The Ecomapuá Amazon REDD Project is located on Marajó Island, Pará State, in Brazil’s Eastern Amazon region. The Marajó várzea is a critically valuable ecosystem, adding to the importance of the present project. The primary objective of the project is to avoid the unplanned deforestation (AUD) of an 86,269.84ha area within a private property owned by Ecomapuá Conservação Ltda. The present project will achieve predicted net reductions of 4,253.14ha of deforestation, and 1,432,278 CO2 emissions over the 30 year project lifetime (01/01/2003 – 31/12/2032). Furthermore, a proportion of the carbon credits generated will be dedicated to improving social and environmental conditions for local communities. Marajó Island is classified as “extremely high” priority for preservation by the Brazilian Environment Ministry (“MMA”), consequently, the Ecomapuá Amazon REDD Project contributes to National conservation goals and encourages further conservation efforts in and around this critical region.
The Landfill is located in the Unincorporated Township of Success, N.H., and consists of approximately 67 acres of the developed landfill with an additional 43 acres which are undeveloped. The Landfill is projected to be operational through the year 2048 at the maximum fill rate per year (305,500 cubic yards per year) The site is approximately two miles east of Berlin, N.H. The landfill gas collection and destruction system was voluntarily installed in the Summer of 2007 and became operational in October 2007.
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