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Driven Doer: Roger Hayward

06.21.17 | Announcements

Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series! Every 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 featuring Roger Hayward, founder of It’s Gary’s Time and one of our most passionate, involved local partners for our Steel City Salvage project in Gary, Indiana….More


Collaborative to Launch Grain Lab in Chicagoland to Bring Artisan Grains to Local Market

06.15.17 | Press

Effort helps overcome market barriers, bring sustainably and locally grown grains into the local food movement Contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO, IL — As the breadbasket of the United States, the Upper Midwest region uses the majority of its agricultural landscape to mass-produce grains for feed and food to distribute across the globe. A newly formed collaborative has received funding…More


MULTI-SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FUNDED TO MOBILIZE INVESTMENT IN REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

06.08.17 | Press

USDA Conservation Innovation Grant will provide $700,000 in funding to accelerate investment in agricultural practices that restore soil and water health Press contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO, IL — In the dynamic agricultural sector, demand for crops that meet specific positive social, environmental, climate, and economic objectives is currently outstripping supply, and investments are needed to grow these value…More


Statement from Bill Schleizer on President Trump’s call to leave Paris climate agreement

05.31.17 | Announcements

UPDATE: We sent this letter to our followers on Friday, June 2, 2017, the day after President Trump announced that the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement. With climate change impacts, threats, and strained resources, we can no longer deny the urgent need to address the problems that our communities and landscapes face. At Delta, we see the consequences…More


HOW THE MIDWEST HAS BECOME A NATIONAL LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN

05.23.17 | Announcements

Delta’s Eve Pytel is quoted in this blog post from Control Solutions. She explains why large scale, urban greening projects are attracting significant attention and funding from government agencies, private investors and nonprofits.