The Atlanta Falcons organization – through awareness campaigns and its own actions – is affecting real change in the Metro Atlanta community and beyond, planting seeds for future generations of our earth’s inhabitants.
Spearheaded by Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and his own personal passion for the environment, the Atlanta Falcons Green Initiative has grown into a company-wide cultural movement helping to educate and empower the Falcons front office staff, coaches, players and all associates within the Blank Family of Businesses to become better stewards of our planet and its natural resources.
The Falcons commitment to the environment is anchored in three core initiatives: leveraging our high-profile brand in the city of Atlanta & state of Georgia to promote large-scale public initiatives that further green causes; partnering with the Georgia Dome to make our game day home as environmentally-friendly as possible; walking the talk as a business and as individuals, proactively reducing our environmental footprint at our organization’s facilities via policy changes and aggressive “green” programs.
The Falcons have taken the following measures as an organization to reduce waste, conserve energy and limit their use of finite resources:
FB Patrick DiMarco provided 16 deserving children with a holiday shopping spree. T Ryan Schraeder, C Alex Mack and G Ben Garland joined in on the fun.
The Atlanta Falcons and Mattress Firm provided gifts to foster children throughout Georgia. Children were treated to a special holiday evening with the Atlanta Falcons including Santa's Workshop and a Holiday Feast.
The Atlanta Falcons visited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital to sing carols with Santa and give autographed posters to the kids.
QB Matt Ryan was named team nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award on Monday night at the annual Community Honors Dinner in downtown Atlanta.