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

03.20.17 | Announcements, In the News
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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

Expanding Capacity in NW Indiana: Trainees Deconstruct Blighted Structures During 3-Day Workshop

01.26.17 | Announcements

In partnership with the Building Materials Reuse Association, It’s Gary’s Time, and the City of Gary, Delta held a 24-hour deconstruction training, in Gary, Indiana. Nine demolition, renovation, and construction contractors from Northwest Indiana and the Midwest learned how to systematically take a structure apart and reclaim its high quality materials. The 3-day course was held in a classroom and…More

Driven Doer: Helen Hardy

01.24.17 | Announcements
Helen Hardy Driven Doer

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 introduce you to Helen Hardy, Delta’s Director of Finance and Operations, resident Steelers fan, nonprofit finance expert, dog lover, and traveler! What do you do? I do the fun stuff…More

Delta Works in Partnership to Develop Framework for Long-term Stewardship Funding in Illinois

01.19.17 | Announcements

Delta is excited to announce the publication of our collaborative, statewide report titled “Preparing for Long-Term Stewardship: A Dual Approach for Illinois.” Developed in partnership with the Natural Land Institute and the Illinois Environmental Council, the report aims to provide a more sustainable funding model through the creation of formalized regional partnerships and an agricultural investment cooperative. “Preparing for Long-Term…More