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What's going on at Delta
and who's helping make it happen

Rain gardens, bioswales planned for Hobart sites

04.20.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article quotes Delta’s Ben Shorofsky on a recent decision of the Hobart Board of Public Works and Safety to approve four green infrastructure sites in Hobart, Indiana. Delta is working in collaboration with Alliance for the Great Lakes on the project.


Delta Identifies Strategies to Strengthen Nonprofit-led Social Enterprise

04.12.17 | Announcements
Rebuilding Exchange trainee, Johnny, prepares reclaimed lumber for resale.

Nonprofit-led social enterprises (NPSE) in Illinois are leading the way through the sale of goods and services in mission-driven sectors like youth development and materials reuse. They generate funds that allow nonprofits to accomplish their missions and make an impact in the communities they serve. However, not all NPSE are thriving. Given the unstable state funding landscape and competition in…More


Driven Doer: Eve Pytel

04.10.17 | Announcements
Eve and her son, James.

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Each month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. This month, we’re introducing you to Eve Pytel, Programs Director at Delta Institute. She’s been a Chicago resident for almost 20 years and loves to run. She ran her first race, the Cape Anne…More


“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
Coal Blog Featured Image 2

— 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