Hawks Green Week - 2010


In April 2009, Philips Arena became the first NBA or NHL Arena to earn the coveted LEED–EB Certification as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and represents independent, third-party verification that Philips Arena has met green building operating standards and performance measures.

Simply stated, becoming LEED certified means Philips Arena uses less energy and water, while raising indoor air quality and reducing landfill use.

And as we continue to enhance our operational efficiency and conservation standards, we look to you, our guests, for your help. By simply recycling your game programs or disposing of your plastic bottles in designated recycling receptacles, you can be a part of moving our arena and our city toward sustainability.

Our green partners have all made substantial changes to their operations and model ways we can all practically protect the environment and the bottom line. Together, our hope is that more metro Atlanta citizens, businesses and homeowners will commit themselves towards environmental stewardship and preserve a healthier Atlanta and Georgia for future generations.

Coca-Cola’s sustainability efforts have become a corporate way of life and it’s in that vein that “Live Positively” was established as a holistic framework to integrate all of the company’s wide-ranging sustainability efforts throughout Coca-Cola. The goals are big: encouraging active lifestyles in every market Coca-Cola serves; providing energy labeling on the front of nearly all beverage packaging by 2011; and returning back to nature the amount of water used in its beverages by 2020 are just some of the decisions and choices Coca-Cola is making to preserve the future.   





While most people don’t think of banking in green or sustainable terms, Georgia’s Own is championing environmental stewardship in their industry. Going beyond the paper reduction resulting from its online banking and paperless account management offerings, Georgia’s Own installed recycle/shred bins at all retail locations and offers interest rate incentives for energy efficient home improvement and auto purchases. The company also encourages its employees and members to green their homes and businesses and its Alpharetta branch is their first green location. Georgia’s Own is truly committed to the prosperity of their members, unmatched service and a healthy planet.




The global leader in home improvement, The Home Depot has been leading sustainability in all facets of its business including store construction, maintenance, energy usage, product selection and customer education. Energy saving efforts in their stores have mitigated 1.6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions since 2006, equivalent to removing 132,000 cars from the roads. In partnership with the Conservation Fund, The Home Depot is offsetting facility related carbon emissions by planting thousands of trees in order to reduce heat-island effects in urban areas, reduce erosion and help clean the air. Now more than ever, The Home Depot is helping metro Atlanta’s inhabitants realize sustainable choices in their homes.




A global health and well-being company, Philips Green Products can reduce costs, energy consumption and CO2 emissions by focusing on energy consumption, packaging, hazardous substances, weight, recycling and lifetime reliability. Since 1994, Philips has put environmental improvements at the heart of its business with a series of action programs and has set even more ambitious targets with its fourth EcoVision program. Launched in 2007, EcoVision4 has committed Philips to the following goals by 2012: to generate 30% of total revenues from Green Products (up from 15% in 2006); to double the investment in Green Innovations to 1 Billion (EUR); and to further increase the energy efficiency of operations by 25% .





SouthEast LINK is synonymous with Cleaning for Health. With over 25 years of concentration in building cleaning and maintenance, they offer the finest in quality and sustainable products and bring the latest in cleaning technology to the Atlanta market. From Green Cleaning products and procedures to break through technology of cleaning and sanitizing using only tap water, SouthEast LINK is your leader for Green Cleaning today.


Arrow Exterminators is the first pest and termite control company to launch a sustainability initiative. Going Beyond the Call to protect your family’s health and property, Arrow has always believed you don’t have to be tough on the planet to be tough on bugs. That belief has led to a company-wide transformation in the way they do business – The STEPS® Total Protection System. STEPS (Sustainability Through Environmental Practices and Solutions) goes beyond pest and termite control. It goes beyond your property line to focus every member of the Arrow team on providing your family with a healthier home, community and planet.