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Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop

10.31.17 | In the News

A radio segment aired on Lakeshore Public Radio shared Steel City Salvage’s mission to bring a reclaimed building materials warehouse and community space to Gary, Indiana, and promoted the Pop-Up Shop ahead of the early November event. Eve Pytel, Programs Director at Delta, spoke with Chris Nolte, host of Regionally Speaking, about the materials available for purchase at the event and…More

How is Midwest Infrastructure Impacted by Climate Change?

10.23.17 | In the News

An article published in The Columbia Chronicle presents a study by Mary Craighead of the Midwest Economic Policy Institute titled “Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest.” The purpose of the study is to educate the Midwest about how climate change could damage the region, in reaction to devastation from the recent hurricanes on the nation’s…More

The McKnight Foundation Awards Delta Institute a Grant to Develop Innovative Approach to Scale Up Conservation Across Upper Midwest

10.20.17 | Announcements

On September 28, the McKnight Foundation approved a $75,000 grant to Delta Institute to design an innovative risk mitigation program for small to midsize family farms that adopt conservation cropping systems emphasizing continuous living cover. This grant was made through McKnight’s Mississippi River program, which aims to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River. This project stems…More


10.19.17 | Announcements

In this month’s Update, we share a guest blog post by BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator at the School of the Art Institute, Hannah Slodounik, that looks back at past BOOST winners and forward at current finalists, introduce you to Driven Doer Olga Lyandres, and remind you about our upcoming Go Gary Project Tour.

BOOST: Crowdfunding a More Sustainable Chicago

10.18.17 | Announcements

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, BOOST co-chair and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Out of nearly 20 applicants, narrowed down to 5 contenders, only two will win seed funding through BOOST (Building Opportunity for Original and Sustainable Thinking) for their venture. Oh, and the audience decides their fate. BOOST is a live, crowdfunded pitch fest and…More

Uncertainty Remains for Midwest Coal Communities

10.13.17 | In the News

An article published in Midwest Energy News discusses how Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) plans to close its two coal-fired plants in Adams County, Ohio next June. Last month, the Trump administration announced a proposal that would allow operators to recover their costs and keep some coal-fired plants operating. Local Adams County officials subsequently reached out to the Trump administration…More