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El Paso Locomotive FC to Recognize Local Environmental Nonprofits for Earth Day

by | Apr 22, 2023 | News & Press

April 20, 2023

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EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC will honor three local, environmental nonprofits for Earth Day, which will take place throughout the match against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday, April 22 at Southwest University Park. 

El Paso Zoo Society and Green Hope Project will be recognized during the match in honor of their environmental service to El Paso and the surrounding region. In addition, both organizations will have tables at the stadium to promote and educate El Pasoans about different ways they can get involved in community efforts and become more sustainable.

Gates at Southwest University Park will open at 6:30 p.m. MT and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MT. Purchase your tickets now.



Active since 1963, the El Paso Zoo Society is vital to the growth and success of the El Paso Zoo. The Zoo Society partners with the Zoo to develop programs and engaging exhibits that promote wildlife conservation and appreciation of our planet’s global ecosystems.  

The Zoo Society offers several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To learn more, click here. Those who would like to donate to the Zoo Society’s efforts can click here.  


The Green Hope Project has worked since 2019 to promote the intersection of art, education and environmentalism to spark positive change. From free art workshops and community cleanups to annual art competitions, Green Hope Project is dedicated to making a lasting difference in ways that are fun and educational.   

Green Hope Project played a vital role in bringing world-renowned Portuguese artist Bordalo II to create the mountain lion mural made of recycled trash in Downtown El Paso. 

To anyone who would like to volunteer with Green Hope Project, click here. Donations can be made here.  


Southwest University Park is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility, certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.  

LEED recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED buildings save money and resources, have a positive impact on the environment and promote renewable, clean energy.  

Design elements of Southwest University Park include: 

  • A sustainable site 
  • Located in a high-density area (Downtown El Paso) 
  • Utilized existing parking spaces supporting the city’s efforts for reducing pollution 
  • Proximity to public transportation 
  • 60 bike storage spaces have been placed near the ballpark 
  • Designed to reduce water usage by 30% and energy use by 28% 
  • Approximately 95% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills 
  • The MNK/Populous design team ensured materials were made of certified wood, low-emitting, made of recycled content and manufactured locally