With Earth Day approaching, MLS WORKS and Atlanta United are teaming up for the third annual Greener Goals Week of Service. League-wide efforts will be conducted on and off the field to highlight Major League Soccer’s commitment to environmental sustainability, with MLS club and staff members volunteering their time with local charitable organizations and other green initiatives being promoted throughout the week across MLS social and digital channels.
See what we've done so far!
- Green Day at Park Street Elementary
- Sustainability Tour and Green Kitchen Cooking Class at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society
- Learning farming techniques at Phoenix Garden
In conjunction with Greener Goals Week of Service, MLS has collaborated with adidas to support Parley for the Oceans. During Week 8 matches, MLS players will wear special adidas kits, built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic™. This collaboration was first introduced in 2017 when four MLS clubs donned the MLS x Parley kits on Earth Day. The 2018 edition of the jerseys will be supported by all 23 clubs and comes in two colorways, non-dye and carbon, differentiating the two teams in each game.
In addition, MLS WORKS will share #GreenerGoals tips to educate the soccer community on ways to create a cleaner environment, including the reduction of plastic pollution. Beginning April 16, fans will be encouraged to apply these tips and share images and videos of their actions through social media with the grand prize winner will receive an MLS x Parley jersey of their choice.