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.
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.
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.