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With local waste generation rates outpacing local landfill capacity, new report calls for action to reduce waste in Cook County

02.23.16 | Press

Food waste and material reuse are cited as opportunities to achieve greater waste efficiency Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi, 202-413-0120, CHICAGO (February 23) – Based upon two years of research on waste management in Cook County, Delta Institute is releasing its report, “Roadmap to Sustainable Materials Management in Cook County.” The report asserts that the Chicago metropolitan region’s waste…More

For Midwest communities dealing with urban flooding, new templates provide a free resource to rethink streets and open spaces for stormwater management

01.06.16 | Press
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 5, 2016 For Midwest communities dealing with urban flooding, new templates provide a free resource to rethink streets and open spaces for stormwater management Chicago-area government, nonprofit and for-profit groups worked together on green infrastructure design templates—an outcome of ongoing collaboration to address urban flooding Contact: Mandy Burrell Booth, 312-863-6018, Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-554-0900,…More


11.04.15 | Press

4th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement Chicago, IL (November 4, 2015) – In a city with a growing community of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and venture capital firms, five of Chicago’s emerging green projects took center stage last night to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding. Two entrepreneurs, Octavia Hooks of Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience and…More

Tally is in: Chicago Green Office Challenge Announces Winners

06.10.15 | Press

Through citywide sustainability competition, 170 Chicago offices strive to go green. Participant efforts yield annual savings of 690,000 kWh and 705,000 gallons of water, and reduce 71 tons of waste. CHICAGO, Ill. (June 10, 2015) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge joined City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert, Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot, and…More

Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in West Michigan

03.26.15 | Press

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $1,356,970 to three projects in West Michigan to improve water quality and protect natural habitats in the region. … “Lake Michigan is an invaluable natural resource, and Delta Institute…More

The Field Museum Achieves LEED-EB: OM Gold Certification

03.16.15 | Press

Joint News Release Media Contact: Emily Waldren, 312-665-7107, Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-651-4344, CHICAGO (March 16, 2015) – The Field Museum and Delta Institute today announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the museum a Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB O+M). Chicago-based nonprofit, Delta Institute, assisted The Field in earning…More