Social Sustainability® - uniting social responsibilty with environmental sustainability.
To provide environmental education through action and build public awareness to reduce the effects of climate change by extending the lifecycle of office furniture, equipment and architectural materials.
To divert material from landfill through reuse, repurpose, resale, recycling, and energy-from-waste recovery.
To strengthen communities by repurposing quality office furniture and material surplus to the underserved, charitable organizations and public agencies. These actions reduce capital expenditures, thereby increasing funds toward programs which advance their missions.
Surplus Repurposing Serves Your Local Community
Public agencies, charities and nonprofit organizations all benefit by receiving repurposed furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) from ANEW. Donations of FF&E to nonprofits helps them lower their capital expenses, allowing their services to extend even further. When you work with ANEW, you are supporting the health of a community - fire and police departments, shelters, clinics, schools and children's organizations all have limited budgets to run their programs and provide public service. ANEW matches their needs for desks, chairs, files, carpet, etc. with donor companies so they can enhance their environment, improve efficiencies, expand their operations and maximize resources; allowing them to focus on and provide more of their vital community services.
Surplus Repurposing Saves the Environment
Today, tons of reusable surplus furniture, fixtures + equipment enter our landfills. Unfortunately it's an easy option at a very high environmental price. Each time ANEW successfully matches a client's FF&E to a charity, the lifecycle of those items is extended and given an encore to avoid landfill. When items cannot be repurposed due to their condition and/or material content, ANEW coordinates those items for recycle or evaluation for energy-from-waste conversion.
ANEW has a "say no to landfill" policy and approaches each project as though landfill is not an option. Methane and carbon dioxide comprise 90 - 98% of landfill gas.