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April 2016

Nature on Tap: April Showers – and Other Weather Powers

April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Delta and other planners, scientists, and policy professionals for an adults-only event that includes beer, wine, and a series of rapid discussions that answer the question "How is climate change affecting your work?" You can also explore the Museum's new Weather to Climate: Our Changing World exhibit. Register for your spot!

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Delta Emerging Leader Happy Hour

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chicago Athletic Association,
12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Join the Delta Emerging Leaders at the Chicago Athletic Association to learn more about the board and how to apply to become a member! Apply for the board here.

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May 2016

Spurring Community and Economic Revitalization in Legacy Cities

May 20, 2016 @ 3:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion highlighting innovative and collaborative strategies for transforming vacant and abandoned land in Legacy Cities, like Gary, Cleveland, and Detroit. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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June 2016

Adopt-a-Beach for World Environment Day

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montrose Beach,
4400 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, 60640
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  Join Alliance for the Great Lakes, Goose Island Beer Co, and Delta Institute for a clean up at Montrose Beach! Reward yourself after with a complimentary Goose Island pint at the dock. Register by clicking on the flyer or the link below!  

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July 2016

Green Soapbox

July 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewing Brewpub,
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Join the Delta Emerging Leaders for the 6th Green Soapbox event on Wednesday, July 27! Hear the inspiring stories of four past BOOST winners, and learn about their impact on building a more resilient Great Lakes region through sustainable business ventures! Keynote Speaker Alex Poltorak - The Urban Canopy (2013 BOOST Winner) Panelists Fresh Coast Capital (2014 BOOST Winner) Gardeneers…

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October 2016

Tackling Waste’s Final Frontier: Food Scraps

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum,
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Tackling Waste's Final Frontier: Food Scraps is the latest installment in Delta Institute's Glass Half Full discussion & drinks event series. Join Delta Institute, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Goose Island for a lively discussion around food waste and how local waste entrepreneurs and leaders are tackling the final recycling frontier. Speakers will include Alex Poltorak from Urban Canopy,…

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November 2016

BOOST Funding Night 2016

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chop Shop,
2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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BOOST is an event where social entrepreneurs pitch sustainable business ideas to a live audience, and YOU vote for two winners! Winners split the BOOST award- funds raised by the Delta Emerging Leaders - as well as the night's ticket sales to fund their business projects. Last year, BOOST grants totaled $4,000 to each of the two winners. This community-driven…

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February 2017

16th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

February 2 - February 4
Marriott St. Louis Hotel,
St. Louis, MO United States
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Glass Half Full: Climate Change at Work

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dovetail Brewery,
1800 W Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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We're partnering with Dovetail Brewery for the next installment of Delta's Glass Half Full Event Series: Climate Change at Work.

Climate change complicates how we do most everything. Coffee requires a delicate environment for its growth, beer relies on clean water, and the internet is becoming the world’s largest source of CO2 emissions.

Join us for delicious European-style beers, food, and relaxed conversation with speakers from the Dovetail Brewery, Mightybytes, and others as they talk about how climate change impacts the future of their industries.

Your ticket includes food, Dovetail beer, and networking. We'll see you there!

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March 2017

Delta’s 2nd Annual Sustainability Social

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company,
2607 W 17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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We're doing it again! Join us for a fun evening at Lagunitas Brewing Company. Beer proceeds will benefit Delta Institute.
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