Notable News

Gary Redevelopment Commission Supports New Poplar Tree Site in Gary, IN

11.23.15 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article discusses a recent 5-0 Commission vote in favor of an agreement with Fresh Coast Capital LLC, Delta Institute partners.

Testing Design Strategies for Waste Diversion at The Field Museum

11.20.15 | Announcements

Guest post by Delta intern Kelly Hof Each day, Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History welcomes thousands of students and tourists into its historic building. For most visitors, trips involve spending time getting lost in exhibits, learning about the world around us. They may even be there long enough to share a meal in the Museum’s lunchroom or restaurants. Once the…More

November Update from Delta Institute

11.05.15 | Announcements

Our Update this month features our new brownfields tool, the winners of this year’s BOOST pitch fest, and two new Driven Doers.

Live Crowdfunding Event Boosts Local Sustainability Innovators

11.04.15 | In the News

This article from Sustainable Chicago highlights the 4th annual BOOST event and the two entrepreneurs who took home funding for their green ventures.


11.04.15 | Press

4th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement Chicago, IL (November 4, 2015) – In a city with a growing community of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and venture capital firms, five of Chicago’s emerging green projects took center stage last night to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding. Two entrepreneurs, Octavia Hooks of Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience and…More

New tool developed for community-led redevelopment of brownfields

11.04.15 | Announcements

Vacant and underutilized properties dot cityscapes and towns across the Great Lakes region and across the globe. They can be a serious hindrance to economic growth, and lead to social and environmental inequity in communities. The redevelopment or reuse of these sites is often complicated by financial complexities or the potential presence of pollutants. Additionally, many resource-constrained communities and local…More