Sounders FC measures and offsets our carbon footprint annually. We follow science to educate ourselves and others and commit to reducing our impact. We build partnerships to invest in programs that educate youth most affected by environmental injustice and empower them to improve environmental and community health outcomes.
MEASURING & OFFSETTING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
We work in collaboration with Point B to calculate our greenhouse gas emissions and identify opportunities to reduce our impacts wherever possible.
Sounders FC offset scope 1 & 3 emissions with Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). We match our energy usage with renewable energy and collaborate with BEF to invest in the region through the Promise the Pod and Tribal Renewable Energy Funds.
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, outdoor classrooms and green spaces.
During MLS Greener Goals Week of Service, along with EarthGen, we are revisiting past projects at local elementary and middle schools to continue stewardship and upkeep of previously established long-term investments. Chinook Middle School, Hilltop Elementary School and Sylvester Middle School, sites of past years' projects, will be stewarded with weeding, mulching and planting. These investments of community-informed playscapes and green spaces contribute to cleaner air and lead to healthier communities.
MATCHDAY AND BEYOND
Help us Protect our Planet, on matchday and every day.
Cheering on the Sounders at Lumen Field? Reduce your footprint and bike to the match! Sounders FC and Providence are offering a complimentary bike valet starting on April 22, for this and and select future matches. Available along Occidental Avenue, in the North Parking Lot, 2 hours prior to kickoff and 1 hour after final whistle. Bike valet is operated by Cascade Bike Club. Bike valet will be available for all MLS regular season matches from April 22-September 2, besides July 15 as Cascade Bike Club will be supporting STP that weekend.
Throughout the year, consider reducing your personal plastic waste. Our expert partners at Point B Consulting recommend considering pledging to leave no trace, don’t use items with microplastics, avoid single-use plastics, and embrace concepts like zero-waste lifestyles.
As founding members of the Green Sports Alliance, Lumen Field and Sounders weave sustainability into the matchday experience. Keeping waste out of the landfill is an important way Lumen Field and Sounders fans work together to protect our planet. Average Sounders FC matches last season produced 1.55 tons of recycling and 2.9 tons of compost materials.
Learn more about Lumen Field's sustainability efforts here.