Philadelphia Union today announced their Greener Goals Initiatives in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, including a collaboration with One Tree Planted, in which the Philadelphia Union, in partnership with Subaru of America, will donate 25 trees for every Union goal scored during the course of the season. This includes the 11 goals scored thus far this season that equals 275 trees. The initiative will kick off with the Union’s front office staff planting an initial 25 mature trees at Eyre Park in Chester, Pa.
Below please find the Union’s Greener Goals Initiatives:
Philadelphia Union U-Serve Community Clean Up (April 19)
The Union, in partnership with Recycle Track Systems (RTS), will engage their front office staff and fans in a community cleanup of Chester, Pa. The cleanup will also count as a U-Serve volunteer opportunity. U-Serve, launched by the Union, in partnership with Bimbo Bakeries USA, in Dec. 2021, is a volunteer rewards program that allows fans to receive exclusive Union experiences and prizes in exchange for volunteer hours with local and national community partners. Fans can enroll for U-Serve by clicking here.
Tree Planting Initiative (April 20)
In partnership with Subaru of America, Inc., the Union will donate 25 trees for every Union goal scored during the 2022 season. Thus far the Union have scored 11 goals, so the organization plans to plant 275 trees. The Union’s front office staff will begin the initiative by planting an initial 25 mature trees at Eyre Park in Chester, Pa.
Subaru Garden For Good Education (April 21)
Students from Chester Charter Scholars Academy will tour the "Garden for Good at Subaru Park.” They will learn about the sustainable benefits of the garden, while the Union’s partner, Hoffman Exterminators, will provide education on bugs that are good for the garden and let students release them into the planters. Each student will receive a basil plant to take home with them. The Garden for Good came to fruition at Subaru Park in 2020 as part of an initiative to combat local food insecurity during the pandemic. The garden is maintained by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Subaru employee volunteers and is Chester’s first sustainable and organic garden.
Sustainability Match (April 23)
Prior to the match on April 23, the Union will celebrate their official partnership with Green Mountain Energy (GME) by “flipping the switch” on renewable energy at Subaru Park. As previously announced, the multi-year agreement allows the nation’s longest-serving renewable energy provider to supply power to Subaru Park Stadium, Union Power Plant, and the team’s practice facility. The Union and GME are committed to working together on enhancing sustainability at Subaru Park.