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Sounders FC was 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 partners to educate youth most affected by environmental justice in King County and empower them to improve community health outcomes.

MEASURING & OFFSETTING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

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

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Sounders FC partner with Forterra to offset 100% of the carbon emissions we are not able to reduce ourselves. Our team, staff, and fans plant trees in our local RAVE Foundation communities to help improve the air and water quality where we live, work and play.

While we cannot reduce our team’s air travel, we continue to work aggressively to lower our environmental impact integrating sustainable behavior in our Font Office through our cross-departmental Green Team. Our Green Team’s ongoing efforts include installing compost bins at our Front Office and team training facilities, educating our organization on energy and waste reduction, and influencing commuting habits.

For detailed information about our carbon offset program, please visit our FAQ.

Planting for a Greener Tomorrow

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND HELP US REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

MATCHDAYS

Digital Ticketing

Go mobile by utilizing the Sounders FC app to enhance your matchday experience with mobile ticketing, rewards, man of the match voting, Ticketmaster integration and digital access to Sounders Monthly.

To learn more about digital matchday tickets visit our, How to Manage Tickets page.

Transportation

Reduce our CO2e by taking alternative transportation on matchdays.

Check out our Transportation Guide for the below.

  • Bus/Train
  • Free Bike Valet
  • Walk
  • Carpool

LUMEN FIELD

Waste Reduction Program

Did you know Lumen Field was honored as a national award with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?

Learn more about Lumen's “WasteWise” award-winning results and their effort in making their facility a sustainability leader here

YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Carbon Footprint Calculator

You know the club calculates and offsets its’ carbon emissions every year, but did you know you could also calculate your carbon footprint as an individual? Use this carbon footprint calculator to see what it would take offset your individual emissions!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (link out to FAQ text page here)