In April, Austin FC and YETI presented GO VERDE!, a platform highlighting a series of sustainability initiatives. Through annual acknowledgment and year-round impact, GO VERDE! encourages 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.
April 1 - Waste Diversion at Q2 Stadium
As the official Waste and Recycling Partner of Austin FC, Texas Disposal Systems help fans divert waste with more than 70 strategically placed Eco-Stations located throughout the stadium. These Eco-Stations allow Q2 Stadium to collect both compost and recycling, facilitating the club's commitment to Waste Diversion. Our goal is to divert 90% of all waste created at Q2 Stadium.
April 10 – Boggy Creek Beautification with Austin Parks Foundation
Protecting and celebrating park spaces is an essential part of the Austin community. To help ensure we’re doing our part in this effort, 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.
Austin Parks Foundation is the financial beneficiary of Austin FC’s Earth Day Community T-shirt and Verde Store Round Up for April 2023. The Verde Store Round-Up Program offers guests the opportunity to "round up" their purchase amount to the nearest dollar to benefit a local non-profit organization.
Photos: Boggy Creek Cleanup
April 13 – Farm to Plate, presented by H-E-B, with Sustainable Food Centers
The 14th annual Farm to Plate event, presented by H-E-B, is Sustainable Food Center's annual fundraiser and celebration.
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.
April 15 – One Planet Jersey Launch
The adidas One Planet Kit is made entirely of Parley Ocean plastic: re-imagined plastic waste. The hand-drawn kit design pays homage to the ocean floor each jersey aims to protect. Blended into the swirling print, the repeating word mark "End Plastic Waste" serves as a call to action uniting each club in the collective stewardship of our planet.
To make the jerseys, adidas intercepts plastics on remote islands, beaches and coastal communities before they have the chance to reach high-risk ocean environments. Once collected, those plastics are shredded, melted and mixed with a threaded material, ultimately completing the transformation from problem to performance.
April 20 – Earth Day Community T-shirt, benefitting Austin Parks Foundation
Celebrating Earth Day, ATXFC designed a limited-edition t-shirt. A percentage of proceeds are donated to the Austin Parks Foundation.
April 21 – Earth Day Rowing Dock Clean Up, presented by Austin FC | YETI
The second annual community-wide Earth Day lake and land clean-up was held April 21, 2023. ATXFC and YETI employees spent the day cleaning Lady Bird Lake, an iconic attraction that has brought joy to generations of Austinites.
Photos: Rowing Dock Cleanup
April 28 – Sustainability Breakfast, presented by TDS
Sustainability Breakfast at Q2 Stadium, presented by Texas Disposal Systems (TDS), brought together members of Austin FC, TDS, YETI, and the Austin Parks Foundation to discuss sustainability and diversion efforts in our community. As the official Waste and Recycling Partner of Austin FC, TDS manages Q2 Stadium’s recycling, composting and disposal, and facilitates diversion through more than 70 strategically placed Eco Stations located throughout the stadium.
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.
Photos: TDS Breakfast
April 30 – Keep Austin Rooted (Tree Folks)
Verdisimo joined Keep Austin Rooted, an annual event benefiting Tree Folks, presented by H-E-B. Guests got a chance to try their luck against Verdisimo in Axe Throwing.
During the past three years, Austin FC has continued to partner with TreeFolks, a local nonprofit working to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for tree. At the start of each season, Austin FC alongside our founding partners, plant trees to commemorate that calendar year amounting to 65 trees for 2021, 2022 and 2023.
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.