Austin FC and YETI present GO VERDE!, a platform highlighting series of sustainability initiatives. Through the annual acknowledgment and year-round impact, GO VERDE! drives to encourage fans to join us in protecting and promoting Austin’s green spaces, which are central to making our city vibrant and full of life. This platform aligns both with Major League Soccer’s Greener Goals week and Global Earth Day.

Austin FC’s home Q2 Stadium received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in November 2021 for the commitment to sustainability undertaken in the stadium’s construction and design. The stadium features a number of innovative sustainability efforts, including electric vehicle charging stations, waste-diverting Ecostations around the concourse and club levels, 140 solar panels on its southern roof, and a policy which allows fans to bring in an empty 30-ounce reusable vessel and fill it up with free water, eliminating the need for single-use plastic bottles.

LEED Gold Certification

In year one, Q2 Stadium was honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, recognizing the commitment to sustainability undertaken in the stadium’s construction and design. Q2 Stadium was the first Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium to use Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis (WBLCA) to environmentally optimize its structure and enclosure and reduce embodied carbon.


Sustainability Platform Presented by YETI


To enhance fan comfort, as well as to reinforce Q2 Stadium and Austin FC’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, empty 30-ounce or smaller reusable drink vessels are allowed into the stadium.  Fans are encouraged to stay healthy and hydrated by visiting YETI water stations located in the Southeast and Northwest corners of the stadium, with a third location being added to the Southwest corner in 2023.

Texas Disposal Systems’ Waste Diversion Tracker

As the official Waste and Recycling Partner of Austin FC, Texas Disposal Systems help fans divert waste with more than 70 strategically placed Ecostations located throughout the stadium. These Ecostations allow Q2 Stadium to collect both compost and recycling, facilitating the club's commitment to Waste Diversion.

The waste diversion percentages represent the total amount of waste the stadium and its guests are able to divert from the landfill during each Austin FC match. Austin FC fans have diverted 73% of all waste produced at Q2 Stadium during the Club's first two seasons (71% in ’21 and 75% in ’22).  In 2023, fans are challenged to continue to divert waste every match and can follow the Waste Diversion Tracker during the season to keep up with their success in assisting Austin FC and Q2 Stadium in their commitment to Sustainability.




In 2021, Austin FC partnered with TreeFolks, a local nonprofit working to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. At the start of each season, trees are equitably planted to commemorate that year.

For every Austin FC corner kick during home matches in 2023, Austin FC and Chevron will donate $100 in support of TreeFolks’ mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.


Austin FC is partnered with CapMetro, our region’s transportation leader that connects people, jobs and communities by providing Central Texans with safe, high-quality and sustainable transportation alternatives.

In March 2023, Austin FC, CapMetro, AURA, and Transit Forward joined to create a photograph at Q2 stadium that illustrates the public space in our community opened by transit and bicycle infrastructure.  Q2 Stadium proudly offers many eco-friendly mobility options for guests, including a bicycle valet and MetroRail station.

On left: 50 people. Center: 50 cars. On right: 50 bicycles.

Sustainable Food Center


Austin FC is partnered with Sustainable Food Center (SFC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Austin and the Central Texas region to transform the food system to nourish our health, land and livelihood.

For every goal Austin FC scores in 2023, Austin FC and H-E-B will donate $100 through the Community Kickback Program to the Sustainable Food Center in support of their mission to cultivate local food systems and support farmers and programs.

Austin Parks Foundation

Protecting and celebrating park space is an essential part of the Austin community.  Austin FC is partnered with Austin Parks Foundation (APF), a group that enhances people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.

APF is the financial beneficiary of Austin FC’s Earth Day Community T-shirt and Verde Store Round Up for April 2023.

Austin FC and 4ATX Foundation beautifying historic Rosewood Park.

2023 Community Schedule

  • 4/10 – Park Beautification, with Austin Parks Foundation
  • 4/13 – Farm to Plate, presented by H-E-B, with Sustainable Food Centers
  • 4/15 – One Planet Jersey Launch
  • 4/20 – Earth Day Community T-shirt, benefitting Austin Parks Foundation
  • 4/21 – Earth Day Rowing Dock Clean Up, presented by Austin FC | YETI
  • 4/28 – Sustainability Breakfast, presented by TDS

Community Partners

Tree Folks

Corporate Partners

Yeti v2 Partnerships
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