ANEW Founder Rose Tourje Receives Leadership Award from IIDA

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Leaders Breakfast celebrates design’s importance in the global marketplace by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Rose Tourje, founder of ANEW, will be recognized for making significant contributions to the design industry during the Leadership Award of Excellence Presentation. Keynote speaker LaToya Ruby Frazier, who will be discussing her work and the subject of Art as Transformation and using photography for social change.



ANEW is now a Climate Smart Certified business!

ANEW is now a Climate Smart Certified business! ANEW is proud to announce their successful completion of the Climate Smart Training and Certification program. This award-winning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions program from BMO Radicle Inc. enables businesses to transform into sustainability leaders while reducing business costs. 



ANEW heads to NeoCon 2022 in Chicago

ANEW, who recently became a Radicle Climate Smart business, will be meeting with companies to discuss how to take responsibility for measuring their business carbon footprint and how to reduce it by taking actionable steps to minimize impact on the environment. They will share their practice of Surplus Stewardship, discuss ESG (a system for how to measure the sustainability of a company in three specific categories: environmental, social and governance) and meet with current ANEW sponsors such as HNI Corporation.



ANEW Sponsor KNOLL announces 2030 Sustainability Goals

MillerKnoll announced new sustainability goals for 2030 to make a positive impact on the planet. The goals are targeted at reducing the company’s carbon footprint, designing out waste, and sourcing better materials. MillerKnoll has been an ANEW sponsor for 13 years. Together, they developed Full Circle, an exclusive resource recovery program designed for customers who are looking to avoid landfill when decommissioning furniture or surplus assets from a space.



ANEW featured in BuildingGreen Spotlight Report

ANEW featured as a case study on building material reuse. By matching companies’ surplus to charities, non-profits, public agencies, and underserved communities, ANEW diverts an average of three million pounds annually of carpet, furnishings, and other assets—although Tourje is quick to point out that with an estimated 1.7 billion pounds of office assets ending up in landfill annually, there’s still a lot to be done.


ANEW founder Rose Tourje on podcast Scandalabra

In Scandalbra’s 11th episode, host Mark Brunetz chats with commercial designer Rose Tourje about her career prelude developing corporate real estate projects worldwide for Warner Bros. and the life-changing moment that redefined her career. With the launch of ANEW, a non-profit committed to Surplus Stewardship, the U.S. based effort annually diverts over three million pounds of surplus from landfills, reallocating these gently worn items to 3000+ organizations in over 20 countries. For anyone with a desire to make a positive impact on the environment, Rose offers great advice on how to be a part of the solution and not the problem.