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Knight Cities Challenge Winner, Steel City Salvage, trains local contractors to harvest building materials from blighted structures in Gary

01.24.17 | Press

NEWS RELEASE Release date: January 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. Contact: Nishaat Killeen, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate, Delta Institute, 312 554 0900, GARY, IN — January 23, 2017 —Delta Institute has kicked off contractor training to enable the safe deconstruction of vacant buildings that will eventually supply Steel City Salvage, a marketplace for building materials that will return…More

Delta Works in Partnership to Develop Framework for Long-term Stewardship Funding in Illinois

01.19.17 | Announcements

Delta is excited to announce the publication of our collaborative, statewide report titled “Preparing for Long-Term Stewardship: A Dual Approach for Illinois.” Developed in partnership with the Natural Land Institute and the Illinois Environmental Council, the report aims to provide a more sustainable funding model through the creation of formalized regional partnerships and an agricultural investment cooperative. “Preparing for Long-Term…More

Three Gary ideas finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

01.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article announces the three Gary finalists in this year’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge. In the 2016 Challenge, Delta Institute was awarded $385,000 for Steel City Salvage to establish a reuse facility to reclaim building materials from vacant Gary homes before they are demolished.

Ottawa mulls Peltier factory for bus operation

01.13.17 | In the News

This article from My WebTimes quotes Delta’s Margaret Renas, who helped the community of Ottawa, IL with their Peltier glass factory brownfield site. She provided assistance with community engagement events and with the interpretation of Phase II results. Read the article.