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Driven Doer: Martin Brown

08.10.15 | Announcements

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.