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“Urban Nature” Series highlights poplar tree farm in Gary, IN

03.20.17 | Announcements, In the News
Screenshot from WTTW's Urban Nature

WTTW’s, “Urban Nature,” a 16-part nature series brings viewers to unexpected places in three big cities: Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Delta’s hybrid poplar tree farm in Gary, Indiana is featured in the”The Intricate Ecology…of Vacant Lots,” episode. Delta is working in partnership with Fresh Coast Capital and the City of Gary to use these fast-growing plants as an…More


Energiewende: Lessons from Germany’s Just Transition from Coal

03.14.17 | Announcements
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— By Cindy Winland, Delta Institute This post was written by Cindy Winland, a Delta Director focusing on land and community planning, who recently toured Germany with other Just Transition Fund grantees who are involved in the coal transition. The cultural and professional exchange was sponsored by the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Germany. The Just Transition Fund is an initiative…More


Driven Doers: Nigel Griswold & Ben Calnin

03.14.17 | Announcements
Ben (left) and Nigel (right)

Our Driven Doer series each month highlights passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. For March, we are featuring the duo that founded Dynamo Metrics. Nigel Griswold and Ben Calnin founded the company in 2014 to use data to improve decision-making in legacy cities across the Great Lakes region.  …More


Lansing Brewing Company Embraces Scraps to Soil

03.07.17 | In the News

WKAR, Michigan State University’s public radio station, produced a story on Lansing, Michigan’s Scraps to Soil program. The program, conducted by Delta with Live Green Lansing and Hammond Farms, and funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Control, helps divert restaurant food scraps from landfills and creates compost for local farmers and gardeners. This broadcast covers the program from the…More


Lansing Pilots Food Scrap Program

02.28.17 | In the News

Fox 47 News (WSYM) published an article on the City of Lansing’s pilot food scraps program, Scraps to Soil. The program is being conducted by Live Green Lansing, a city community initiative, in coordination with Delta Institute and Hammond Farms. Since September, over 100 cubic yards of food scraps have been gathered from restaurants in the city. Read more