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Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland

10.18.16 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi Email: kmusisi@delta-institute.org Phone: 312-651-4344 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2016 Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland CHICAGO, IL – BOOST (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking) utilizes a community-driven platform for unrestricted seed funds, launching enterprises that strengthen the environmental and economic vitality of the Chicagoland region. The event is…More


Delta Institute Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

05.18.16 | Press

Chicago-based Community Progress Maker Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable Housing to Environmental Sustainability and Infrastructure     [Chicago] – May 18, 2016 – Delta Institute announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit…More


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