Please join us on August 5 for our next NPPR Food & Beverage Webinar:
Meeting ID: 912 4834 9117
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Mark Valencia with the TN Dept. of Environmental Conservation will be talking about their sustainability membership program for breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Tennessee Sustainable Spirits (“Sustainable Spirits”) is a voluntary recognition and technical assistance program administered by TDEC’s Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices (OPSP) which seeks to reduce operational costs and environmental impacts for wineries and wine growers, breweries, and distilleries as well as serve as a gateway to sustainability education through popular brands. The new voluntary program will assist wineries and wine growers, breweries, and distilleries in improving operational sustainability by promoting best practices, providing technical assistance, and developing relationships.
Mark Valencia is an Environmental Scientist with the Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices. Mark’s prior experience includes surface/groundwater conservation and monitoring, indoor/outdoor air quality, waste reduction and recycling, and native plant conservation. He assists with the TN Sustainable Spirits Program, Sustainable Workplace Program and State Government Solid Waste/Recycling Measurement and Reporting Project. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Environmental Health from California State University – San Bernardino. Mark became interested in sustainability while assisting with the development of sustainability programs for a Southern California Native American Tribe.
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