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ANEW & USGBC-LA Announce Partnership to Serve Communities Through the Repurposing of Surplus Assets

Begins with Support of 15 New Libraries in Chihuahua, Mexico

 [Pasadena, CA – October 08, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) and the United States Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) have announced a partnership to team up on projects that will have a positive environmental and social impact on communities locally and beyond. The announcement came Friday, September 28th at the USGBC-LA’s 8th Annual Green Gala event.  ANEW and USGBC-LA have committed to work with the World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA) organization to build 15 libraries in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said: “Anytime we are called upon to serve those in need, we are living out our daily practice of “doing”.

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ANEW Welcomes AIS as a Steward Sponsor

[Pasadena, CA – August 21, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) has partnered with AIS, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer, to promote the practice of redirecting surplus office furniture to public agencies and charities. AIS has signed on as a Steward Sponsor and, in addition to funding, will also provide ANEW as a resource to its clients who are faced with the task of liquidating surplus furniture, fixture and architectural materials.

Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW said:  “When asked, most companies will say they want to do the right thing for their community and the environment. Crossing the threshold and taking action is what matters most. We’re talking about people coming together for a single purpose – to unite social responsibility with environmental sustainability. AIS is a progressive company that values this practice and is enthusiastic about creating positive change.

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“ANEW: doing what’s right with what’s left®” Short Documentary Wins Eco-Award at Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles

Visit ANEW at Dwell on Design to View Award-Winning Film & Join the Social Sustainability® Movement

 Los Angeles, CA – [June 22, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, teamed up with Change for Balance Productions to create a short documentary, “ANEW: doing what’s right with what’s left®.” The documentary is currently on the film festival circuit and is serving as an effective platform for calling attention to the work ANEW does turning surplus furniture, architectural materials and building assets into service. Since May, the documentary has been an official selection at the Catalina and FILManthropy Film Festivals and, most recently, was named the winner of the “Eco Award” at the Awareness Festival in Los Angeles.

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Rose Tourje Urges Design Community to Practice Decommission vs Demolition at NeoCon 2012

ANEW Founder to Participate in “Sustainability Without Boarders” Panel Discussion

Chicago, IL – [June 11, 2012] Rose Tourje, founder and president of Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), will be representing the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. The show runs June 11-13, 2012 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and will shine a spotlight on the latest and greatest new products, while Tourje will be standing up for doing what’s right with what’s left®. There will be several opportunities for attendees to connect with Tourje and learn more about the important work ANEW does by transforming surplus into service.

Tourje will lead a panel discussion, “Sustainability Without Borders,” with John Peterson of Public Architecture and Tracy Backus of Teknion.

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ANEW Showcases Surplus Liquidation Solutions At CoreNet Global Summit in San Diego

Learn More About doing what’s right with what’s left® at booth # 825 April 29 – May 1 

San Diego, CA – [April 27, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will educate attendees at this year’s CoreNet Global Summit on surplus liquidation solutions that unite social responsibility with environmental sustainability, thus promoting Social Sustainability®. ANEW diverts surplus from landfill by matching it to public organizations such as charities, fire and police agencies, veterans, schools and universities, health providers, senior care centers, youth, women and homeless shelters and others; transforming surplus into service. CoreNet’s Global Summit will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, April 29 – May 1 and attracts top corporate real estate and workplace executives.

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