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GreenWorks is dedicated to helping the environment by diverting large quantities of redundant office and educational furniture from landfill with the prime aim of ‘re-use’. As part of the London Re-use Network which is made up of local charities and not for profit organizations that work together to deliver reuse and repair services, GreenWorks collects from very large office blocks to single office suites and provides second hand quality re-use furniture to charities, community and educational groups and small business via the network.

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January 2012

Office Furniture Clearance
Happy New Year from the GreenWorks Team

December 2011

GreenWorks Festive Opening
GreenWorks Team opening hours through the Festive Period 2011/12

September 2011

Press Release - London Reuse Limited
London Reuse Network introduces expanded Services to the commercial sector

March 2011

Caring for the community
Daily Telegraph Article by CEO of Wates Construction

FTSE firms hit Social Enterprise
Environmental and charitable work suffering as large companies renegotiate contracts and squeeze prices. The countries largest companies are pressuring social enterprises to slash their prices or lose business!

Paul Drechsler talks about making closer ties with Social Enterprises
Article on Supply Management Website - CEO of Wates talks about the need to be inclusive with able social enterprises

'Stable' unveiled at Ecobuild 2011
At Ecobuild Exhibition 2011 a Royal College of Art student and Green-Works launched a new furniture design to reduce landfill waste.

February 2011

Colin Crooks visits Sierra Leone
February 2011 see CEO Colin Crooks visiting our main project in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. He could n't believe the progress that has been made since the last went 2 years ago.

January 2011

Text 'GREEN' to 70800
Green-Works now has the facility to take your donation by text message!

See Colin's Interview with Knowledge Peers
View the link below to see Colin Crooks, CEO of Green-Works interview with Knowledge Peers titled "How 'The Black Art of Marketing' can do good for Charities."

December 2010

SOFA Bristol showcased in Thrive! Magazine
The SOFA project in Bristol launches an office furniture initiative despite the economic uncertainty.

November 2010

Design Competition with £1000 prize!
Oliver Heath joins our very own Andy Rogan on the judging panel - so why not get your thinking caps on and get those creative juices flowing and win £1000!

September 2010

Keeping the kids learning!
Green-Works dedication to removing and reusing education furniture and equipment brings a heart warming tale - unless youre a child!

Fair-weather Friends
Corporate social responsibility is not ‘nice to have’ which should become a sacrificial lamb in a cost cutting exercise.

Building Futures Journal
Green-Works provides old school furniture for those in need

Green Heroes working for the right kind of environmental change
Guardian.co.uk article - These 50 green pioneers only scratch at the surface of those whose work is not yet widely known. Who else should we be celebrating?

Recycling minister calls further commercial waste regulation “unlikely”
Environment minister Lord Henley has described further regulation of commercial waste as "unlikely" during a fact-finding visit to recycling facilities in North London - by Philip Reynolds of Materials Recycling Week (MRW)

SOFA News Release
Exciting news from our newest partners in the West Country

Minister for Waste - Lord Henley
Lord Henley is due at our Wembley warehouse today

Exports Flying!
Busiest ever 8 week period for exports

The Commercial Waste Countdown
Article in FM World by Colin Crooks, CEO, Green-Works

August 2010

Balanced Score Card adds weight to environmental polices
Article in FM World by Colin Crooks, CEO

New Franchise Partner - SOFA Office, Bristol
Green-Works is excited to announce a new partner joining the business enhancing our national coverage into the West of England.

Commercial Waste Comes Under The Big Sociery Microscope
Article published in Fresh Thinking.Com by Colin Crooks

June 2010

Green-Works celebrates its 10th Birthday
Yes, we are 10 years old this month. No, it hasnt always been easy but reuse and changing peoples disposal habits has never been easy.

May 2010

Clerkenwell Design Week
Colin Crooks, Green-Works CEO will be hosting 2 presentations on Tuesday 25 May at Clerkenwell Design Week, covering aspects of sustainability and re-use of furniture.

April 2010

On Your Bike Colin
Colin Crooks Green-Works CEO, cycles 300 miles from Hungerford (Berkshire) to Liverpool to raise funds for Sierra Leone. Donate online...

Green-Works awarded ethical business award
Brent-based furniture re-use organisation Green-Works has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, which identifies them as trading for social and environmental purposes

18-24 year olds get on the green jobs ladder
Green-Works are proud to be able to offer 55 people employment and training position through the Future Jobs Fund. The Future Jobs Fund provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) aims to create 170,000 additional jobs across the country, primarily aimed at 18-24 year olds who have been out of work for nearly a year to deliver real benefits to communities.

UK Recycling Creates Libraries in Country
The recycling of books and office furniture in Britain has allowed a number of libraries to be created in Sierra Leone

March 2010

Green-Works officially launches Ct Office Wolverhampton
Colin Crooks CEO of Green-Works was proud today to officially launch the opening of their latest partner Ct Office based in Wolverhampton.

Wembley warehouse to host delegates from more than 40 cities around the globe
Environmental Charity and Social Enterprise Green-Works (www.green-works.co.uk) is delighted to welcome representatives of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to their warehouse in Park Royal Wembley.

Now Accepting WEEE
Green-Works are delight to announce we can now accept your unwanted electrical items.

January 2010

Green Cross Sale

Last Thursday of the month at the Wembley warehouse

Items from £5!

UK Recycling Creates Libraries in Country
Freetown The recycling of books and office furniture in Britain has allowed a number of libraries to be created in Sierra Leone While the concept of recycling is more commonly associated with environmental issues such as landfill and CO2 emissions, several organisations are working in unison to provide educational benefits to people.

November 2009

Colin Crooks (CEO) has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Recycling Award 2009

Providing Scotland with great Christmas Trees and supporting a great cause
This Christmas the young people of Kibble Education and Care Centre will be selling Caring Christmas Trees to raise funds for the Accord Hospice in Paisley.

September 2009

Books and Furniture arrive in Sierra Leone
Green-Works have been working with CODEP on the Big Read project in the Waterloo region of Sierra Leone to ensure each school has a library and there is at least 2 books per child.

July 2009

Green-Works give LCRN offices a cleaner, brighter future
Green-Works recently refurbished the LCRN offices, providing 20 workstations including the Green-Works joinery desks, which are uniquely made in the London Warehouse from 98% recycled material.

May 2009

Green500 Approved Supplier
Green-Works is delighted to have been approved to join the suppliers for Londons Green500 scheme.

April 2009

Runner-up Enterprising Britian Award
Green-Works have been awarded the regional runner up award for the Enterprising Britain award.

Government announces Future Jobs Fund
 In a breakfast meeting this morning at Number 10 the Prime Minister unveiled a 1 billion Future Jobs Fund, which aims to create 150,000 new jobs for young people.

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GreenWorks Facts

GreenWorks celebrated its 10th birthday in 2010

We were among the first commercial furniture charities to recognise the scale of the 500,000 tonnes of waste being dumped in landfill every year

GreenWorks has helped over 5,500 charities and organisations providing low cost furniture

We have donated over 70 jam packed containers of valauable educational and office furniture across the developing world

Our volunteers programme has save the state over £500K in social benefit

We have 4 processing centres across the UK which combined offer over 100,000 sq ft of capacity to deal with unwanted items