While Propel’s Homegrown Roadshow team of Emily and Emily were between events in the SF Bay Area, they paid a visit to our Berkeley Clean Fuel Point to meet up with Cece Reinhardt, one of the partners behind On the Green Road. Per the duo’s website (which is also a live blog of their adventures), the goal of On the Green Road is to “green an Airstream, turn a used diesel truck into a veggie oil machine and hit the road in complete ‘off the grid’ style.”
Amazingly, Cece and her fellow road-tripper Brenda Daugherty have been living out this journey since the end of last year and have plans to canvas much of the US and even parts of Canada while “driving towards sustainability one mile at a time.” And while Cece didn’t have the Airstream in tow when Propel met up with her in Berkeley to donate a well-earned tank of B20 biodiesel, she did promise that we’d meet again. We hope so! Best of luck to these road warriors as they live out their green dreams in sweet Airstream style.
Learn about Cece and Brenda’s On the Green Road adventure at www.greenrvlife.com, and find out where the Homegrown Roadshow is headed next at propelfuels.com/roadshow.
Posted in At the Pump, Biodiesel, Events, Propel Customers
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Yeehaw! This March, Propel is taking our show on the road, visiting seven of our CA fuel sites to bring Flex Fuel and Biodiesel drivers the chance to try clean burning, American-made fuels for free.
From the Bay Area all the way down to San Diego, Propel’s Roadshow duo Emily and Emily will be cruising the West Coast, sharing their renewable fuel knowledge and offering new Propel customers at least $10 of free fuel along the way. The tour kicks off on Wednesday, March 7, in Elk Grove, CA (just outside of Sacramento) and concludes Friday, March 23 in Arcadia, CA (just outside of LA). For a full list of dates and locations, be sure to visit the Homegrown Roadshow online.
In addition to free fuel, Roadshow event attendees can also partake in special offers and giveaways from our convenience store partners. Own a business with fleet vehicles? We’ll have a dedicated fleet specialist on-hand at every event to discuss exclusive fleet savings and the many performance advantages of Flex Fuel and Biodiesel.
Can’t make it to an event? Starting next week, drivers can follow the Roadshow live on Facebook, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for our official tour vehicle, Scout, passing through town. Every Scout or Roadshow picture posted to Facebook is a chance to win Propel swag and free fuel, so whether you see us live in person or you spy Scout zipping around your city, snap away!
See you on the Roadshow!
Posted in At the Pump, Biodiesel, Events, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Propel Biofuels
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, biodiesel driver, biofuel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, E85 locations, ethanol, Event, Flex Fuel, Homegrown Roadshow, low-carbon fuel, propel, Propel customer, Propel Fuels, Propel Fuels Homegrown Roadshow, renewable fuel
Last Wednesday’s event brought drivers across Sacramento to Propel stations to fill with E85 Flex Fuel for $0.85/gallon. New and returning customers were happy to brave the morning’s stormy weather to fill their tanks with low-carbon, domestically produced E85.
Drivers across the region joined together to reduce approximately 30,000 lbs of CO2 and save over $10,000 at the pump–in just one day!
Propel team members enjoyed meeting new customers at the pumps on Wednesday, as well as catching up with many loyal Propel users. We appreciate all your comments and suggestions on ways to improve customer experience at the pumps.
See more pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
Posted in At the Pump, Driver Testimonials, Emissions, Flex Fuel, Flex Fuel E85, Green Business, Green House Gases (GHG), Pricing, Propel Biofuels, Propel Customers, Retail locations, Vehicles
Tagged alternative fuel, biofuel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, ethanol, Event, Flex Fuel, flex fuel tahoe, ford ffv, low-carbon fuel, propel, Propel customer
The Minnesota Vikings team up with the American Lung Association to offer FREE parking to the first 25 flex fuel vehicles at every home game. The flex fuel drivers get prime parking in the Gold Lot, which normally goes for $40, plus discount coupons for the closest flex fuel E85 station.
The new environmental initiative, “Viking Purple Planet – Helping Sustain Vikings Country,” focuses on working with green companies and organization like the American Lung Association to support sustainable programs.
Read more from Live Green Twin Cities.
Flex fuel-driving Viking fan? Enter the E85 contest.
Posted in Climate Change, Emissions, Flex Fuel, Green Business, Propel Biofuels, Vehicles
Tagged alternative fuel, biofuel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, ethanol, Event, Flex Fuel, Green Business, low-carbon fuel
Propel has teamed up with students from Sacramento State for a summer internship program. Students are conducting short customer surveys at all Propel Sacramento locations– Monday, August 17th through Sunday, August 23rd.
Stop by any Propel Sacramento location, take our survey and register to win $300 of FREE fuel. And chat with our friendly interns, they’re doing a great job!
For a map of Propel California locations, visit our station locator.
Posted in At the Pump, Biodiesel, Driver Testimonials, Emissions, Flex Fuel, Propel Biofuels, Propel Customers, Retail locations
Tagged alternative fuel, Biodiesel, biodiesel driver, biofuel, customer survey, diesel, domestic fuel, E85, E85 driver, ethanol, Event, Flex Fuel, Free Fuel, internship, low-carbon fuel, propel, Propel customer
Last Friday, Propel team members spent the day volunteering at the third annual DownStream Fly Fishing event. The program offers children with Down Syndrome a chance to spend a day outdoors with family and volunteers fly fishing.
Program founder, Ryan Miller, hopes “that through fly fishing, children with Down Syndrome can improve coordination, fine tune motor skills, boost social skills and attain a sense of accomplishment while having fun.”
We certainly had a great time — kids and volunteers alike!
The program hosted other activities in addition to fishing — we tied flies, practiced casting and made watercolor art.
We look forward to participating in DownStream 2010.
Learn more about DownStream Fly Fishing and how you can be a sponsor or volunteer, here.