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Driven Doer: Samuel Corona

05.09.17 | Announcements

This month, we are thrilled to continue our Driven Doer series with another passionate person committed to making the Great Lakes region environmentally sustainable and economically resilient! For May, Samuel Corona is our Driven Doer. Samuel is an activist for the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) who cares about clean air and eliminating industrial pollution in Chicago. What do you…More

From Scraps to Soil – Reducing Food Waste in Lansing’s Foodservice Industry

05.08.17 | Announcements

By Eric Lombardo Delta Institute Communications Intern Restaurants, grocery stores, and other consumer-facing businesses in the United States send 25 million tons of food waste to landfills annually according to ReFED, a food data group. This represents almost half of all food waste in the country and over $50 billion in lost economic value. Fortunately, compared to residential home waste,…More

Meet the 2017-2018 Delta Emerging Leaders

05.05.17 | Announcements

Delta is fortunate to have the passion and leadership of the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs, for short) associate board. The DELs advance our vision of a more resilient Great Lakes region by expanding our network through events and initiatives like BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that awards unrestricted grants to sustainability-focused, Chicago-based startups, and the annual Green Soapbox series. They…More

Diverting Food Waste from Landfills to Compost in Lansing

05.01.17 | In the News

The Greater Lansing Business Monthly recently published an article highlighting Scraps to Soil, Delta’s partnership with the city of Lansing and Hammond Farms to enlist food service businesses to compost their waste rather than dispose of it. The article highlights a list of some currently participating businesses, such as Biggby Coffee and Sparrow Hospital, and also includes a quote from Lansing mayor Virg…More