What's going on at Delta
and who's helping make it happen
Once again, it’s time for our Driven Doer series! This is where we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy.
This month, we are happy to introduce you Martin Brown, a Technical Associate who has been at Delta for a year and a half, and works on our waste and energy projects.
What do you do?
I work at Delta as a Technical Associate, and also lead our in-office vermicomposting!
What drives you and inspires you to get up in the morning?
My morning commute! I love biking into work in the morning. Rain or shine, it’s a great way to start the day.
How did you first get involved with Delta?
I moved to Chicago in October 2013 with nothing lined up. I spent the first month trying to get involved with any environmental organizations I could find. In college I was an intern with an organization very similar to the Rebuilding Exchange (RX), called Finger Lakes Reuse, and wanted to continue working for an organization with a strong environmental ethic and a passion for reuse.
Digging around the RX website, I saw the Delta logo and was intrigued. After a little research, I found that I really like the diverse nature of Delta’s work, thought it would be a great place to get my feet wet in the field, and would help me learn more about this region that was completely new to me. A month later I started an internship at Delta and have been working here since!
Delta in 4 words or less:
Sweat, tears, laughs, and beer. Explanation- We work really hard. We are very emotionally invested in our work, the organization, and each other. We laugh a lot, and always enjoy a beer together.
Favorite place in the Great Lakes region:
I have only seen 1% of the region thus far, so ask me in a year and I bet the answer will change. Thus far, my favorite place is along the Lakefront Trail in Chicago just before sunrise. It’s a pretty spectacular site watching the sun rise above the lake and the city.