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Study finds waste diversion could create 39,000 Chicagoland jobs by 2040

10.30.14 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-651-4344,   CHICAGO (October 30, 2014) – A study released today by Chicago-based nonprofit Delta Institute projects that the Chicagoland region could add 39,000 local jobs by 2040 by diverting more waste from landfill. Read the report here. Currently, the Chicago Metropolitan Region’s waste management statistics lag behind the national averages, with Cook County residents generating 2.6…More

From Chicago to Small Towns, Spreading the Smart Grid Gospel

10.24.14 | In the News

This article highlights Delta’s and partner organizations’ efforts to inform and educate the public on the benefits of implementing a smart grid in the Chicagoland region. The article  also explains some of the challenges faced by residents that may act as barriers to participation. To learn more, read the article here.

Waste Not Want Not in Chicago

10.22.14 | In the News

This article by Chris Johnson explores Chicago’s waste system, highlighting the work of Cook County, Delta Institute, Rebuilding Exchange and others in increasing regional recycling and reuse rates. It appeared in the Chicago Life insert in the New York Times on Sunday October 19.

Saginaw County Resident Adds Solar Thanks to Michigan Saves

10.15.14 | In the News

Earlier this month, Saginaw County, Michigan resident Tom Morningstar installed enough solar panels on his property to power his home and charge his electric car. He was able to make the project happen by applying to Michigan Saves, and program administered in part by Delta Institute.

Microbrewery Gets Help from Michigan Saves to go Green

10.14.14 | In the News

Michigan Saves, a program Delta Institute helps administer, provided financing to Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall, MI for their efforts to brew in more sustainable and efficient ways. Read the article here.

Agricultural Runoff Polluting the Great Lakes

10.07.14 | In the News

This news piece, which appeared on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, talks about the dangerous levels of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie and initiatives to reduce phosphorus pollutants entering the water system through agricultural runoff. Delta Institute’s Pay for Performance program, in partnership with Winrock International and Sand County Foundation, is featured. Watch the video here.