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.
In conjunction with MLS WORKS Greener Goals, League-wide efforts will be conducted on and off the field to highlight Major League Soccer's commitment to environmental sustainability leading up to Earth Day (Sunday, April 22). MLS players will wear special adidas eco-friendly kits during Earth Day weekend as part of the global adidas X Parley initiative. Each jersey is made from plastic bottles collected and upcycled by Parley ocean clean-up operations. New for 2018, beginning April 10th, the MLS x adidas x Parley jerseys will be available for purchase exclusively at adidas.com, MLSstore.com/Club and stadium shops.
Week of Service
MLS WORKS will host the 3rd annual Greener Goals Week of Service from April 16th to the 20th. MLS club and League office staff, as well as members of the National Sales Center, will volunteer their time and give back in partnership with local charitable organizations. Week of Service efforts and other green initiatives conducted by MLS clubs will be promoted throughout the week across social and digital channels.
Similar to efforts around MLS All-Star Week, MLS WORKS will be offsetting select greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the League’s championship match and the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
MLS WORKS will invest in offset projects including the purchase of fuel efficient cookstoves in Kenya and tree plantings in Atlanta. Offset investments are designed to prevent the emission of carbon dioxide and align with the League’s commitment to promote healthy, sustainable communities throughout North America and areas in need throughout the rest of the world.
Green Sports Alliance
Major League Soccer has been a member of the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance) since 2013. A new League-wide partnership will now include all MLS clubs as members, providing access to Alliance resources and enhanced support of the League's effort to strengthen and promote healthy, sustainable communities in the United States and Canada.
The Alliance works to inspire sports leagues, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, species preservation, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices.