Earth Day celebration planned for Sunday

Club's match this weekend will feature a green theme in honor of Earth Day

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will host an Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 21 when they face the Portland Timbers at Buck Shaw Stadium at (8 p.m. PT / CSN California), presented by the County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste. The game marks the sixth straight year that the Earthquakes will have a night focused on sustainability.

The event will feature a number of sustainable businesses in the Epicenter Fan Zone prior to the match, including the Santa Clara University Office of Sustainability, Subaru, Able Building Maintenance and County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste. Subaru will have its 2014 Forester with PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) and will have information available about their 2014 XV Crosstrek, a hybrid vehicle.

The Earthquakes plan to offset the carbon footprint for energy used at the stadium that night. The Renewable Energy Certificates—from 100 percent wind resources—purchased from Portland, Ore.-based Bonneville Environmental Foundation, will counterbalance 100 percent of the electricity used at Buck Shaw Stadium during the day of the game. The carbon dioxide reduction value is the equivalent of more than 6,989 pounds.

Fans who drive a Hybrid car to the game will receive $5 off parking, while patrons who take VTA or Caltrain to the match will receive a $5 discount for a game ticket by showing their VTA or Caltrain receipt at the Box Office.