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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

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