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Meet the 2017-2018 Delta Emerging Leaders

05.05.17 | Announcements

Delta is fortunate to have the passion and leadership of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs, for short) associate board. The DELs advance our vision of a more resilient Great Lakes region by expanding our network through events and initiatives like BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that awards unrestricted grants to sustainability-focused, Chicago-based startups, and the annual Green Soapbox series. They…More


Diverting Food Waste from Landfills to Compost in Lansing

05.01.17 | In the News

The Greater Lansing Business Monthly recently published an article highlighting Scraps to Soil, Delta’s partnership with the city of Lansing and Hammond Farms to enlist food service businesses to compost their waste rather than dispose of it. The article highlights a list of some currently participating businesses, such as Biggby Coffee and Sparrow Hospital, and also includes a quote from Lansing mayor Virg…More


Gary Spotlight group sets plans for downtown

04.24.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article shares highlights from the Downtown Gary-Emerson Neighborhood Spotlight Quality of Life Report Celebration. Delta Institute and our partner, Alliance for the Great Lakes, were in attendance.


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