Notable News

BOOST 2015 applications are live

05.21.15 | Announcements

It’s almost June – although you wouldn’t know it by the weather – and the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs) are gearing up for BOOST 2015! BOOST, Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking, is the DEL’s most ambitious project: a live, crowd-funded pitch fest in support of energy, ecosystem, and waste innovations. BOOST creatively engages Chicagoans to invest in local…More


On the Table: Catalyzing Environmental Stewardship & Philanthropy

05.13.15 | Announcements

On May 12, 2015, Delta Institute hosted a discussion around bridging the gap in environmental stewardship and philanthropy, as part of The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table 2015 event. That day and evening, thousands of Chicago-area residents pulled up a chair at gatherings like ours for conversations about how we, as a community, can commit to philanthropy (in all its…More


May Update from Delta Institute

05.12.15 | Announcements

This month, we talk about our StoryWood Toolkit, which explains the uses and benefits of urban, reclaimed, and locally harvested wood. We also introduce our Driven Doer series and an upcoming event from the Delta Emerging Leaders. Check it out.


Driven Doer: Melissa Mayer

05.11.15 | Announcements

Delta Institute is surrounded by passionate, motivated people who work with us to help achieve our vision of a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. We witness the determination our board members, program leaders, and partners display every day, and we thought it would be fun to show them off and share their stories via our new Driven Doer series! Each month,…More


Decon Recon: Searching for Deconstruction Opportunities in Gary, IN

05.07.15 | Announcements

Delta Institute is currently piloting a deconstruction program targeting blighted properties in Gary, Indiana in partnership with the City of Gary and the University of Chicago Richard M. Daley Fellowship Program. This pilot is part of the Hardest Hit program, established by the U.S. Treasury to help states that were grossly affected by the 2007 housing crisis. In Gary, the Hardest Hit funds will…More


Behind the scenes of the Field Museum’s LEED Gold

05.05.15 | Announcements

Behind the scenes of the Field Museum’s LEED Gold The Merchandise Mart, Prudential Plaza, and now the Field Museum. These are only some of Chicago’s iconic and historic buildings that Delta Institute successfully assisted in earning a Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). While achieving LEED certification for historic buildings may seem impossible, many of the…More