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Major League Soccer Celebrates Earth Day with 7th Annual Greener Goals Week of Service April 9-22

April 9, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release

NEW YORK - Major League Soccer today kicked off its 7th Annual Greener Goals Week of Service, highlighting League-wide activations and raising awareness for environmental issues throughout the soccer community.

Inspired by reforestation and natural ecosystems, MLS players will be sporting adidas One Planet pre-match jerseys in celebration of Earth Week. Titled "One Planet. One Chance.", the pre-match jerseys are made from recycled materials and come in three distinct colors representing the Woods, Soil, and Water. The 2024 One Planet pre-match jerseys will be available at and select club retail locations starting April 9th at 11 a.m. ET.

Throughout Greener Goals Week of Service, MLS clubs and the League office staff will volunteer their time by conducting environmentally friendly projects in partnership with charitable organizations to positively impact local communities. To learn more about MLS club-driven activations visit

With the intention of reducing waste and helping address food insecurity in their region, MLS clubs and venues will collectively divert more than 61 tons of unconsumed food this season to local food donation programs while avoiding approximately 146 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

MLS will partner with SandSi and Green 2 Sustainable to pilot a new program with select MLS venues, that will measure their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impacts. This measurement tool will provide MLS venues the opportunity to benchmark environmental performances and explore opportunities to reduce emissions associated with game-day operations in addition to supporting local environmental initiatives in their communities.

To amplify efforts surrounding reforestation, MLS is partnering with One Tree Planted to plant 1,000 trees on behalf of each MLS community, up to 29,000 trees across the League. This campaign will aim to reforest 68 acres of land in an effort to provide cleaner air and water, stored carbon, stabilized soils and improved biodiversity.

This announcement arrives during a period of unprecedented momentum behind the sport of soccer in North America, with MLS' 29th season underway, the second season of MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the second season of Leagues Cup and Copa America taking place in 2024, the Concacaf Gold Cup and FIFA Club World Cup slated for 2025, and the FIFA World Cup coming to the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2026.

Major League Soccer is committed to taking steps to address its environmental impacts and seeks to inspire clubs, players, partners, fans and staff to improve the communities where we live and play our games. For more information on Week of Service initiatives, including sustainability tips and MLS Club efforts leading up to Earth Day visit

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