Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category
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.
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.
This article from My WebTimes quotes Delta’s Margaret Renas, who helped the community of Ottawa, IL with their Peltier glass factory brownfield site. She provided assistance with community engagement events and with the interpretation of Phase II results. Read the article.
This article, pulled from the Lake County News-Sun, discusses our partnership with Waukegan, IL. A $60,000 grant will allow Delta Institute to work with the Waukegan Waterfront Working Group.
Delta’s Ben Shorofsky is quoted in this press release from Food:Land:Opportunity where they announce the winners of the Food to Market Challenge. Delta Institute’s Artisan Grain Collaborative made it to the finalist round.
This NWI Times article discusses the new round of Knight Cities Challenge funding that is available for those who want to help cities succeed. Delta’s Steel City Salvage project, which will create a materials reuse facility and marketplace for Gary’s deconstructed materials, is mentioned as a 2015 Challenge winner. Read more.