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Bentley Prince Street will Host “Aligning Social Sustainability” Events in Los Angeles & Orange County to Celebrate Non-Profit Partner ANEW

Events will feature Short Documentary “ANEW doing what’s right with what’s left®”

City of Industry, CA – February 24, 2012: Bentley Prince Street, Inc. is thrilled to announce two environmental education and awareness events coming to Los Angeles and Orange County in partnership with ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc.) a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit. “Aligning Social Sustainability” will highlight the aligning of personal wellness, community, industry and environment. The celebrations honor those who have supported the organization’s commitment to Social Sustainability®, the union of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.  A short program will include the premier of a new documentary “ANEW doing what’s right with what’s left“. Guests will represent Fortune 500 companies, civic leaders and community members interested in positive change.

“As a longtime supporter and sponsor of ANEW, I am truly looking forward to these celebrations with the hope that they will bring more awareness to their remarkable work, as well as provide people with the opportunity to engage,” says Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street. “We will also be celebrating all that the architecture & design, manufacturing, real estate and construction industries have already done to support Social Sustainability.”

ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje, a prominent commercial interior designer who shifted her career focus toward “doing what’s right with what’s left” after realizing that great improvements could be made in surplus liquidation practices. ANEW helps companies develop strategies to match surplus office furniture, equipment and architectural materials from corporate facilities and warehouses to non-profit charitable organizations, public agencies and underserved communities worldwide.

“ANEW belongs to everyone; these celebrations are for everyone,” says Tourje. “We hope to educate our guests about the evolution of sparing the environment and serving communities, while inspiring more involvement within our industry.”

Though ANEW is comprised of only a handful of dedicated professionals, it successfully diverts over one million pounds of construction and demolition material from landfill on average every year.  The organization is grateful to its donors and sponsors, who are leading innovators from the architecture & design, manufacturing, real estate and construction industries.

Event Details

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Smog Shoppe, a LEED® Platinum venue

Los Angeles, CA 90034

5pm – 8pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

5pm – 8pm

 For more information on attending and sponsorship opportunities email or call 800.423.4709 ext 2577.

About ANEW

ANEW (Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc.) is a public, non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, organizing and repurposing surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for donation to the underserved. For more information, visit

About Bentley Prince Street

Defining style, color, quality and service for 30 years, Bentley Prince Street manufactures and markets award-winning broadloom and carpet tile products for commercial interiors across the globe.  Bentley Prince Street is committed to sustainable commerce and innovations to integrate style and function with environmental practices through its Mission Zero® goal of eliminating any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020.  With the industry’s most comprehensive vertical carpet manufacturing facility, the company maintains third-party certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System.  Based in Los Angeles County, California, Bentley Prince Street is a subsidiary of Interface, Inc., a global provider of floor coverings.  For more information, please visit and


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