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Nonprofit collaboration aims to transform Little Village brownfields into sustainable business opportunities

03.17.16 | Press

A two-year project culminates in a strategy to leverage the neighborhood’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to environmental justice CHICAGO, IL — Chicago-based nonprofit organizations Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and Delta Institute announce a new comprehensive strategy to guide the redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, a historic industrial corridor. The Little Village Vacant…More


Delta Institute Announces the Appointment of Bill Schleizer as CEO

03.07.16 | Press

CHICAGO (March 7) – Delta Institute Board Chair Melissa Mayer announced that Bill Schleizer has been named president and chief executive officer, concluding a national executive search process. A long-time staff member at Delta Institute, Schleizer has been the organization’s Managing Director for the past five years. In his 11 years at Delta Institute, Schleizer has led projects related to…More


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, kmusisi@delta-institute.org 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

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, mburrell@metroplanning.org Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-554-0900, kmusisi@delta-institute.org…More


TWO CHICAGO GREEN INNOVATORS WIN SEED FUNDING AT LIVE PITCH EVENT

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