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PROTECT OUR PLANET MATCH: MAY 29

On May 29, we celebrate our commitment to Protect our Planet. Sounders FC is proud to be the first carbon neutral professional soccer team in North America and the first carbon neutral pro sports team in the United States. We commit to measuring, offsetting, and work towards reducing our footprint every year. We will collaborate with community partners to educate youth most affected by environmental injustice and empower them to improve community health outcomes.

Come early for special educational exhibits from community partners and keep an eye out for related activities and celebrations throughout the match!

ADIDAS PRIMEBLUE JERSEYS

On the field, the team will be wearing adidas Primeblue jerseys. Created using Primeblue made with Parley Ocean Plastic, this adidas jersey plays a small part in the fight against plastic waste.

SCARVES UP!

Meredith Lohr, Executive Director of EarthGen, will lead the crowd in Scarves Up! Co-founded by Lohr in 2011, EarthGen equips youth, teachers, and schools across Washington to take action for a healthy climate. With support from EarthGen, thousands of young people from hundreds of diverse communities across Washington are learning to protect the planet, starting in their schools and neighborhoods. Sounders FC and EarthGen are proud to have partnered together since 2012, including collaborating on 15 community-centered, environmental projects at schools.

SOCCER CELEBRATION

Before the match, visit the NW Marshalling area to learn from many of our community partners, who will have a presence to educate and interact with fans! Forterra, WA Department of Ecology and EarthGen will all be out in full force to speak about their work Protecting our Planet.

PROTECT OUR PLANET x WING LUKE MUSEUM

Join Wing Luke Museum with a featured pop-up installation uncovering the history of redlining and learn about its ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of color and the instrumental history of response through resistance, innovation, solidarity and creativity that has shaped Seattle.

Explore the powerful environmental justice work being done in BIPOC communities, stressing the need for collaborative systemic transformation, as currently featured in the Museum's recently opened exhibit We Are Changing the Tide: Community Power for Environmental Justice.

And, finally, take a fun picture with Bruce Lee to post on social media. The Museum will have several different life-size cutouts of Bruce Lee that you can pose with and also learn more about their new upcoming Bruce Lee exhibit, the only exhibit in the nation done in partnership with the Bruce Lee Family Foundation.

MEASURING & OFFSETTING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Sounders FC works in collaboration with Seattle-based Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate our greenhouse gas emissions and identify opportunities to reduce our impacts wherever possible.

We team up annually with community partner Forterra, inviting our team, staff, fans and community members to plant trees in local natural areas to offset our emissions and clean up the air and water. The trees we plant are monitored through maturity to ensure long-term impact.

On March 6, 2022, we planted trees along the Green-Duwamish River in Tukwila with Forterra, Dirt Corps, staff, fans and our community to offset both our 2019 and 2020 footprints!

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & YOUTH

We act in support of youth who are most affected by environmental injustice by building greener, healthier spaces to play. We are committed to build & deepen authentic relationships with experts that focus on environmental justice for youth in historically marginalized communities.

We collaborate with our partners at EarthGen to support sustainability education curriculum at local schools and commit to working with two schools a year to create green spaces to play. The EarthGen team solicits community feedback to address community wants and needs by designing and building authentic playscapes and green spaces. Our investment in these schools and in the communities that surround them includes natural habitat restoration, which contributes to cleaner air and leads to healthier communities.

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LUMEN FIELD

Did you know Lumen Field was honored with a national aware from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? Learn more about Lumen's "Waste Wise" award-winning results and their efforts to make their facility a sustainability leader.

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