MLS WORKS | Greener Goals
Greener Goals Mission
MLS WORKS GREENER GOALS helps to identify ways to reduce our carbon footprint and raise awareness about environmental issues throughout the soccer community. The greening of our game will encourage MLS clubs, players, partners and fans to create a cleaner, healthier environment.
MLS WORKS has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for all League environmental messaging and consulting for stadium and office operations in the U.S. and Earth Day Canada for our Canadian markets.
MLS WORKS | Greener Goals
MLS WORKS and MLS corporate partner Continental Tire are committed to educating the next generation of energy users and are participating in Bonneville Environmental Foundation's (BEF) Solar 4R Schools program. Hosford Middle School was chosen as the recipient of the solar panel installation as part of the 2012 MLS WORKS and Continental Tire "How Green Are Your Goals?" fan engagement campaign. Portland helped raise the most support for the campaign and proved to be the city with the greenest MLS fans, receiving the solar panel installation and environmental beautification as part of the upcoming 2013 Earth Day event on April 22. Learn More
Green Tips for Greener Living
Save Energy on the Road
- Top up your tires - To maximize your vehicle's fuel economy, make certain that your tires are always inflated to the recommended pressure. Purchase a pressure gauge so you know when it's time to add air. When replacing your wheels, opt for the new fuel-efficient tires. Due to new materials in these tires, they use less energy when rolling along the road, but maintain excellent wear and traction characteristics.
- Instead of idling, shut off your vehicle's engine if you are waiting for passengers, stopped at a train crossing, or in similar situations. Especially don't idle when you're picking up or dropping off children at school - this will lower their exposure to exhaust.
- There are ways to drive called hypermiling that can dramatically increase fuel efficiency. Brake less by anticipating an upcoming stop, stepping off the gas, and let your vehicle run out of momentum. Hypermiling in a hybrid vehicle can get you 100 miles per gallon!
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Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to support a healthier environment. EDC educates, empowers and inspires Canadians, of all ages and backgrounds, to achieve local solutions to improve the state of the environment through year-round and award-winning programs.
The success of EDC programs - focused on education, action, recognition and financial support - lies in the way they teach Canadians about simple, easy-to-accomplish actions that any person can do.
Check out EDC's Top 5 Easy Actions that are better for the environment here.
Learn more about EDC's 2012 campaign's for kids, classrooms and schools (Act for the Planet) and for youth, adults, families and businesses (Take It Up for Earth Day). For more resources in Canada and to learn more about Earth Day Canada, visit www.earthday.ca
NRDC Green Tips
For more information on how to reduce your environmental footprint, please visit www.greensports.org.
For more information on saving energy at home, visit www.simplesteps.org