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ANEW Announces Three Alchemist Level Sponsors

[Pasadena, CA – April 2, 2013] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) is pleased to recognize Antea Group USA, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) and Teknion Teknion as champions in the field of social responsibility and environmental practices. Each of these companies named members representing senior leadership to work with ANEW and have signed on as Alchemist Sponsors to join efforts toward bettering industry practices.

Antea Group USA, an internationally acclaimed environmental engineering firm, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a global leader in commercial real estate, join Teknion, a leading commercial furniture manufacturer in the U.S. and Canada and existing Steward Sponsor, to elevate their commitment of support toward sustainable alternatives in the field of surplus liquidation.

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Tracy Backus of Teknion Honored with the ANEW Social Sustainability® Champion Award

Backus Recognized for leading Teknion with a Social Conscience 

[Pasadena, CA – November 26, 2012] Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW) capped off this year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo by recognizing Tracy Backus of Teknion as the latest recipient of the ANEW Social Sustainability Champion Award. As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs for the U.S., Backus is a champion for ANEW and the notion that achieving sustainable end-of-life options for office furniture makes good social, environmental and business sense.

The Social Sustainability Champion Award recognizes individuals, like Backus, who advocate a call to action regarding the importance of strengthening communities by serving the non-profits, charities and public agencies within them.

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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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