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Statement from Bill Schleizer on President Trump’s call to leave Paris climate agreement

05.31.17 | Announcements

UPDATE: We sent this letter to our followers on Friday, June 2, 2017, the day after President Trump announced that the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement. With climate change impacts, threats, and strained resources, we can no longer deny the urgent need to address the problems that our communities and landscapes face. At Delta, we see the consequences…More


05.23.17 | Announcements

Delta’s Eve Pytel is quoted in this blog post from Control Solutions. She explains why large scale, urban greening projects are attracting significant attention and funding from government agencies, private investors and nonprofits.

May Update from Delta Institute

05.19.17 | Announcements

In May’s Update, we introduce you to Samuel Corona, an activist for the Southeast Environmental Task Force in Chicago, our project that’s helping Chicagoans collect the data they need to fight for clean air, and announce invite you to two June events. Read more.

The fight for clean air: data required

05.17.17 | Announcements

Chicago is a city that was built on factories, steel mills, refineries, and transportation. That history led to progress at the expense of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the ground on which we live. While coal power plants no longer operate in the city and much of the large, polluting factories have left, health concerns remain…More

Compost Facility Gets OK from Cook County

05.11.17 | In the News

This Daily Herald article quotes Delta’s support for a recently approved 25-acre composting facility in Cook County. Read and watch Eve Pytel’s full testimony here.

Delta Institute Testimony before Cook County Board regarding Patriot Acres LLC Compost Facility

05.10.17 | Announcements

Delta Institute presented the below statement before the Cook County Board with regard to the Patriot Acres LLC special use permit request. Good morning, my name is Eve Pytel, and I’m a director at Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Delta Institute. Delta Institute supports Patriot Acres’ special use permit request to operate an organic materials recycling facility, which will convert landscape trimmings…More