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Lansing Pilots Food Scrap Program

02.28.17 | In the News

Fox 47 News (WSYM) published an article on the City of Lansing’s pilot food scraps program, Scraps to Soil. The program is being conducted by Live Green Lansing, a city community initiative, in coordination with Delta Institute and Hammond Farms. Since September, over 100 cubic yards of food scraps have been gathered from restaurants in the city. Read more


Rain gardens planned for Hobart

02.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article talks about how a green infrastructure project we are doing in Hobart, IN will help reduce urban stormwater runoff and pollution by 800,000 gallons annually.


Contractors Get Training Through Steel City Salvage

01.30.17 | In the News

This piece by NWI Times highlights the training Gary contractors are receiving in building deconstruction and materials reuse through Steel City Salvage, a Delta Institute project with funding from the Knight Foundation. The article also highlights the millions of dollars in abandoned materials in blighted Gary homes and another upcoming training this summer.


Deconstruction Underway in Aetna, Gary Neighborhood

01.30.17 | In the News

Lakeshore Public Radio’s Chris Nolte and Delta’s Eve Pytel discuss Steel City Salvage in an episode of Regionally Speaking, a radio/podcast program covering Northwest Indiana. The conversation covers how deconstruction and re-purposing of material is beneficial for the local economy, employment, and the community. Also discussed is the project’s future expansion from the Aetna neighborhood to communities across Gary.


Gary Project Deconstructs Vacant Homes, Salvages Materials

01.30.17 | In the News

The Post-Tribune recently published an article on Delta Institute’s Steel City Salvage Project, directed by Eve Pytel and funded by the Knight Foundation. The piece highlights the long-term positive impacts on the Northwest Indiana economy through utilizing Gary-based contractors and reusing materials locally as opposed to shipping them off to Chicago.


Three Gary ideas finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

01.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article announces the three Gary finalists in this year’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge. In the 2016 Challenge, Delta Institute was awarded $385,000 for Steel City Salvage to establish a reuse facility to reclaim building materials from vacant Gary homes before they are demolished.