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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.


Give back to our community on Saturday May 21, 2022 with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, local leaders, and neighbors across the city for the first ever One Seattle Day of Service.

Set in the heart of AANHPI Heritage Month, this day of volunteerism aligns with our long-term commitment to make our community stronger and more equitable. As thousands of Seattle residents unite to give back to the community across the city, we will give back to the neighborhoods surrounding our home at Lumen Field – leading projects, in partnership with OL Reign, at Hing Hay Park in C-ID and Pioneer Square. Clearing trash and cleaning our neighborhoods also supports our long-term goals to Protect our Planet by ensuring we divert waste from our waterways, and to Fight Racism by using our platform to support BIPOC neighborhoods and small businesses.

Roll up your sleeves and join us in giving back to our city. Find a project near you, today! Space is limited.


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!


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.



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.