On September 28, the McKnight Foundation approved a $75,000 grant to Delta Institute to design an innovative risk mitigation program for small to midsize family farms that adopt conservation cropping systems emphasizing continuous living cover. This grant was made through McKnight’s Mississippi River program, which aims to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River. This project stems…More
In this month’s Update, we share a guest blog post by BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator at the School of the Art Institute, Hannah Slodounik, that looks back at past BOOST winners and forward at current finalists, introduce you to Driven Doer Olga Lyandres, and remind you about our upcoming Go Gary Project Tour.
Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Out of nearly 20 applicants, narrowed down to 5 contenders, only two will win seed funding through BOOST (Building Opportunity for Original and Sustainable Thinking) for their venture. Oh, and the audience decides their fate. BOOST is a live, crowdfunded pitch fest and…More
An article published in Midwest Energy News discusses how Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) plans to close its two coal-fired plants in Adams County, Ohio next June. Last month, the Trump administration announced a proposal that would allow operators to recover their costs and keep some coal-fired plants operating. Local Adams County officials subsequently reached out to the Trump administration…More
Delta Institute Director Kevin Dick, LEED AP O+M, was highlighted in the 2017 Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award list. The program features emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Kevin has been an on the ground leader in energy and green buildings for over 15 years, developing and delivering…More
We are thrilled to announce that the Artisan Grain Collaborative (AGC) received a $434,000 grant through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Local Food Promotion Program. This grant will assist the partnership of bakers, chefs, millers, nonprofits, advocates, entrepreneurs, and school nutrition experts to further grow and develop as they introduce small-batch artisan grains into the Chicago region. AGC will use…More