Timbers Participate In Four Earth Month Volunteer Events

Media assets of club’s participation available below 

– The Portland Timbers celebrated Earth Month this April with volunteer events around the city, working with the Kindness Farm, Friends of Trees, We Believe in Portland and SOLVE. Media assets of the four events can be found HERE

The Timbers kicked off Earth Month with their Score A Goal, Plant A Tree (SAGPAT) initiative on April 6, planting over 80 trees in the Beaverton area. In partnership with Daimler Truck North America, Friends of Trees plants a tree in the Portland community for every Timbers goal scored through the SAGPAT program. Since the start of SAGPAT in 2011, the Timbers have planted over 4,000 trees. These trees and shrubs absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 1.9M pounds a year, remove 513,600 pounds of pollutants each year and intercept over 25.4M gallons of storm water runoff to keep our rivers clean. For media assets of the Timbers participating in Score A Goal, Plant A Tree, click here

Next, the club volunteered at the Kindness Farm, a nonprofit urban farm in Southeast Portland. The Kindness Farm aims to cultivate equitable access to healthy produce, as well as educate the community how to grow food and care for land using regenerative agriculture. Timbers volunteers helped weed, plant, and tend to other areas in need at the farm. For media assets of the Timbers at the Kindness Farm, click here

On April 19, the Timbers attended the second annual We Believe in Portland event, a downtown Portland cleanup initiative in partnership with local nonprofit AdoptOneBlock. On Earth Day, April 22, the club supported SOLVE’s cleanup project in the blocks surrounding Providence Park. Both events saw local businesses come together to pick up trash off the streets of Portland and work towards a cleaner community. For media assets of the Timbers at the downtown cleanups, click here.

The Timbers have also partnered with Bold Reuse to provide reusable drinkware for alcoholic beverages in three premium spaces at Providence Park – The Club, Lexus Lounge, and Tanner Ridge. The collaboration is a pilot program which aims to reduce single-use waste and promote a more sustainable matchday experience. The partnership recently passed a milestone 5,000 cups saved from the landfill at Providence Park. For a live cup counter and more on the partnership, click here.

Through season-long programming and activations with Stand Together, the club’s environment-focused Green is Gold campaign aims to raise awareness and educate on the topics of nature conservation and biodiversity loss in our community and across our state, as well as actively work to improve our environmental footprint at Providence Park. For more on Green is Gold, click here

Score A Goal, Plant A Tree
Kindness Farm
Portland Cleanups

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