Chicago is a city that was built on factories, steel mills, refineries, and transportation. That history led to progress at the expense of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the ground on which we live. While coal power plants no longer operate in the city and much of the large, polluting factories have left, health concerns remain…More
This Daily Herald article quotes Delta’s support for a recently approved 25-acre composting facility in Cook County. Read and watch Eve Pytel’s full testimony here.
Delta Institute presented the below statement before the Cook County Board with regard to the Patriot Acres LLC special use permit request. Good morning, my name is Eve Pytel, and I’m a director at Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Delta Institute. Delta Institute supports Patriot Acres’ special use permit request to operate an organic materials recycling facility, which will convert landscape trimmings…More
This month, we are thrilled to continue our Driven Doer series with another passionate person committed to making the Great Lakes region environmentally sustainable and economically resilient! For May, Samuel Corona is our Driven Doer. Samuel is an activist for the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) who cares about clean air and eliminating industrial pollution in Chicago. What do you…More
By Eric Lombardo Delta Institute Communications Intern Restaurants, grocery stores, and other consumer-facing businesses in the United States send 25 million tons of food waste to landfills annually according to ReFED, a food data group. This represents almost half of all food waste in the country and over $50 billion in lost economic value. Fortunately, compared to residential home waste,…More
Delta is fortunate to have the passion and leadership of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs, for short) associate board. The DELs advance our vision of a more resilient Great Lakes region by expanding our network through events and initiatives like BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that awards unrestricted grants to sustainability-focused, Chicago-based startups, and the annual Green Soapbox series. They…More