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Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

03.08.18 | Announcements

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, Delta Emerging Leader and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Clean coal, new coal plants, increased coal funding, and job opportunities are all unlikely, even under the current administration. Delta Institute’s first Glass Half Full event of the year “The Future of Coal: Separating Fact from Fiction” featured industry panelists with diverse…More


Driven Doer: Katie Yocum Musisi

03.01.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Katie Yocum Musisi, past Communications & Development Director at Delta Institute, who moves to Peoria, Illinois this spring to be closer to family. What do you…More


Before Zero Waste, We Must Get Back to the Basics

02.15.18 | Announcements

This week, we were happy to see the release of U.S. PIRG’s report, “Trash in America,” issuing a national call for a move toward zero waste. While a vision of a zero waste future is honorable and exciting, we’ve got some work to do to get there – especially here in the Midwest. Across the country, a range of incentives…More


ILLUMINATING POTENTIAL MARKETS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS IN THE MIDWEST

02.13.18 | Announcements

Throughout the Midwest, construction and demolition (C&D) waste is one of the largest components of the waste stream (sometimes up to 35%), despite the fact that this material can often be reused or recycled with minimal processing. This material includes bricks, concrete, wood, plaster, drywall, masonry, architectural elements, roof coverings plumbing fixtures, and piping. The landfilling of this material represents…More


Driven Doer: April Mendez

02.05.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet April Mendez who co-founded Fresh Coast Capital, an organization that seeks to guide cities to achieve and implement their vision of comprehensive green infrastructure. What do…More


What’s next for coal?

01.18.18 | Announcements

Coal has been a recurring topic in our national narrative – is it dying, or is it making a comeback? At the beginning of 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected the Department of Energy’s plan to provide cost recovery for America’s coal and nuclear plants. Along with a number of potential disadvantages, the bail out could have raised…More