Frost Bank Turns Waste Into Change at Habitat For Humanity
While Frost was moving employees from their 200K square foot corporate headquarters in San Antonio, there was the potential for tremendous waste from the decommissioning of older offices. Rather than sending thousands of gently-used items to landfill, they partnered with Green Standards to redistribute these furnishings to local non-profits and community organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
Georgia-Pacific Blue Sky Project | Furniture Donations
While revitalizing the GP Center’s 500,000 square feet of office space, Georgia-Pacific partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission 600 tons of office furniture and equipment, while providing in-kind donations to 50+ non-profits in Metro Atlanta, including the Salvation Army.
See more from Georgia-Pacific’s sustainability efforts here.
How to Get Furniture Donations from Green Standards
When our corporate clients move or renovate, they provide gently-used office furniture donations that can benefit your organization. As a registered non-profit, you can join our Green Standards Charitable Network to learn when office furniture, equipment or supplies are available for donation in your area.
Countless non-profits, from government agencies to local community centers, have saved thousands of dollars by joining our network.
Green Standards Transforms Tahirih Justice Center Offices
When a prominent bio-manufacturing company relocated its Bay Area headquarters to new fully furnished offices, it partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission the 300,000 square feet of space it was vacating. It was important to our client that their surplus furnishings would be kept in use and out of the landfill.
Tahirih Justice Center Bay Area provides free legal and social services to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence in California and used donated furnishings facilitated by Green Standards to transform their offices.
North Carolina School Receives Furniture Donations for Design Labs
In fall 2018, North Rowan HS was revitalizing its design centers and needed new furniture. Green Standards was able to help out by facilitating in-kind office furniture donations from one of its clients – a local, Fortune 100 financial institution.
Shot on location at North Rowan High School featuring principal, Meredith Williams.
United – Eco-Skies | Surplus Furniture into Community Donation
When United Airlines moved employees to their new Corporate Support Center in Houston, they partnered with Green Standards to responsibly decommission 360,000 square feet of office space, to ensure their excess furniture and equipment would be kept out of landfill and channeled into local communities.
See more from United here.
General Motors Transforms Its Campuses and Its Communities
As General Motors revitalizes three main offices in the Detroit area, it partnered with Green Standards to keep tens of thousands of pieces of furniture and equipment in use, while creating $1 million worth of in-kind donation to 100 non-profits.
Turning Waste Into Change – OMERS Donates Furniture
In the Fall of 2017, OMERS was consolidating 3 offices into a single newly constructed tower. As part of the transition, they partnered with Green Standards to responsibly decommission 400,000 square feet of office space, to ensure excess furniture and equipment would be kept out of landfill and channeled into local communities.
See more from OMERS here.
Zoo Atlanta Receives Furniture Donations from Georgia-Pacific
Through the transformation of GP Center’s 500,000 square feet of office space in downtown Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific partnered with Green Standards to sustainably decommission 700+ tons of office furniture and equipment, while providing in-kind donations to 50+ non-profits, including Zoo Atlanta.
TELUS & Green Standards’ National Partnership
Since 2011, TELUS and Green Standards have partnered to decommission office spaces across the country. The partnership has resulted in more than 800 metric tonnes diverted from landfill and more than $350,000 worth of in-kind donations to non-profit organizations.
To learn more, see TELUS’ Sustainability Report on their website.
Boys & Girls Club Transforms Its Workspace
St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club transformed their admin offices, computer lab and pantry space with the help of Green Standards’ donation program. Here’s what they had to say.
How It Works: A Circular Economy-Inspired Solution
Green Standards offers corporations and other large organizations a turnkey, sustainable approach to office decommissioning. By combining resale, recycling and local donation into a single managed program, Green Standards makes it simple and cost-effective to keep nearly 100% of your assets out of the landfill and in use.
Testimonial: Sketch | Furniture Donation
Sketch Expands its Office Space with Help from Green Standards.
Testimonial: March of Dimes | Furniture Donation
March of Dimes receives furniture donations facilitated by Green Standards. This allows March of Dimes to enhance their facility while saving thousands of dollars that can be channeled into their programming and improve their day to day operations.
Testimonial: Transforming Faces | Furniture Donation
Green Standards works with large corporations to repurpose and recycle their no-longer-needed office equipment. Here’s what one charity had to say about the value of items donated by Green Standards’ clients.