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The McKnight Foundation Awards Delta Institute a Grant to Develop Innovative Approach to Scale Up Conservation Across Upper Midwest

10.20.17 | Announcements

On September 28, the McKnight Foundation approved a $75,000 grant to Delta Institute to design an innovative risk mitigation program for small to midsize family farms that adopt conservation cropping systems emphasizing continuous living cover. This grant was made through McKnight’s Mississippi River program, which aims to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River. This project stems…More


10.19.17 | Announcements

In this month’s Update, we share a guest blog post by BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator at the School of the Art Institute, Hannah Slodounik, that looks back at past BOOST winners and forward at current finalists, introduce you to Driven Doer Olga Lyandres, and remind you about our upcoming Go Gary Project Tour.

BOOST: Crowdfunding a More Sustainable Chicago

10.18.17 | Announcements

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Out of nearly 20 applicants, narrowed down to 5 contenders, only two will win seed funding through BOOST (Building Opportunity for Original and Sustainable Thinking) for their venture. Oh, and the audience decides their fate. BOOST is a live, crowdfunded pitch fest and…More

Midwest Energy News names Kevin Dick to 40 under 40 award list

10.12.17 | Announcements

Delta Institute Director Kevin Dick, LEED AP O+M, was highlighted in the 2017 Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award list. The program features emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. Kevin has been an on the ground leader in energy and green buildings for over 15 years, developing and delivering…More

Artisan Grain Collaborative Receives USDA Grant to Bring Small-batch Grains to Chicago

10.11.17 | Announcements

We are thrilled to announce that the Artisan Grain Collaborative (AGC) received a $434,000 grant through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Local Food Promotion Program. This grant will assist the partnership of bakers, chefs, millers, nonprofits, advocates, entrepreneurs, and school nutrition experts to further grow and develop as they introduce small-batch artisan grains into the Chicago region. AGC will use…More

Driven Doer: Olga Lyandres

10.02.17 | Announcements

Welcome to 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. Meet Olga Lyandres, Ecosystems Specialist with Delta Institute. She grew up in Russia, but has called Chicago home for 15 years, where she is lucky to live within walking distance of the…More