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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


Rain gardens planned for Hobart

02.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article talks about how a green infrastructure project we are doing in Hobart, IN will help reduce urban stormwater runoff and pollution by 800,000 gallons annually.


Contractors Get Training Through Steel City Salvage

01.30.17 | In the News

This piece by NWI Times highlights the training Gary contractors are receiving in building deconstruction and materials reuse through Steel City Salvage, a Delta Institute project with funding from the Knight Foundation. The article also highlights the millions of dollars in abandoned materials in blighted Gary homes and another upcoming training this summer.