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Rethinking Your Building’s Waste Infrastructure

06.25.14 | In the News

This article, published by Sustainable Chicago, highlights the ways in which Delta Institute is helping Chicago businesses to rethink their waste management practices, in order to improve sustainability.

Recycling Our Cities: Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Program

06.25.14 | In the News

This article, from, discusses Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance, which established a program that aims to recycle or reuse 90% of materials from construction and demolition throughout suburban Cook County. Delta Institute partnered with the county in developing the ordinance.

West Michigan researchers cutting greenhouse gases one farm at a time

06.24.14 | In the News

This article, published on, discusses how scientists at Michigan State University, working with Delta Institute, have created a program that helps farmers reduce their nitrous oxide emissions, while maintaining crop yields. The program outlines ways for farmers to take nitrous oxide reductions, convert them to carbon credits, and then sell those credits for profit.

First Agricultural Fertilizer Offset Transaction Rewards Michigan Farmer and Reduces Emissions

06.19.14 | Press

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 19, 2014) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge today announced that the first nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions offsets transaction has been completed through the Delta Nitrogen Credit Program, rewarding farmer Myron Ortner for voluntarily reducing nitrogen fertilizer use on a 40-acre field he farms in Reese, Michigan. The transaction demonstrates that through careful adjustments in nitrogen fertilizer…More

Tally is in: 2013 Chicago Green Office Challenge Winners Announced

06.18.14 | Press

2013 Chicago Green Office Challenge Winners Announced                     CHICAGO, Ill. (June 18, 2014) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge joined City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert and Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, to announce the final results and winners of the…More

Green Office Challenge Round 3 Awards Announced

06.18.14 | In the News

This article, from, discusses Delta Institute’s recent awards reception, which recognized the participants for their efforts in Round 3 of the Chicago Green Office Challenge.