PennTAP specialist wins national pollution prevention award

Warren Weaver, a senior sustainability specialist with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), has been awarded the P2 Champion Award by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).

The P2 Champion Award celebrates an individual whose work has an outstanding impact on implementing pollution prevention.

Weaver has dedicated much of the past 17 years of his career to pollution prevention and environmental sustainability and has assisted more than 1,200 clients across Pennsylvania. Clients have reported more than $80 million of economic benefits as a result of his services.

Weaver, who is based in York County, helped to develop clean manufacturing methodology that became the basis for programs at the Environmental Protection Agency. He also led a variety of pollution prevention programs for PennTAP, among other responsibilities.

He promoted best practices to protect the environment and to enable American manufacturing to be efficient, effective, competitive and sustainable.

This national recognition is part of NPPR’s Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) Awards, which celebrate the successes of innovators in the areas of pollution prevention and sustainability.

The MVP2 awards are presented annually in Washington, D.C. during National Pollution Prevention Week.

Businesses interested in PennTAP assistance can call 814-865-0427 or go to http://www.penntap.psu.edu online.

The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) engages, guides and empowers businesses and organizations throughout the Commonwealth and beyond by providing objective and experience-based technical and workforce solutions that enable clients to succeed and thrive -- stimulating economic growth for Pennsylvania. PennTAP is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 114 countries worldwide.

 

Last Updated October 03, 2011