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Congratulations Cindy!

03.15.18 | In the News

We are pleased to share that Cindy Winland, Senior Fellow at Delta Institute, has been inducted into the American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter 2018 FAICP. Election to Fellow is one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member. Fellowship is granted to planners who have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence…More

Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

03.08.18 | Announcements

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, Delta Emerging Leader and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Clean coal, new coal plants, increased coal funding, and job opportunities are all unlikely, even under the current administration. Delta Institute’s first Glass Half Full event of the year “The Future of Coal: Separating Fact from Fiction” featured industry panelists with diverse…More

Driven Doer: Katie Yocum Musisi

03.01.18 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Katie Yocum Musisi, past Communications & Development Director at Delta Institute, who moves to Peoria, Illinois this spring to be closer to family. What do you…More

Before Zero Waste, We Must Get Back to the Basics

02.15.18 | Announcements

This week, we were happy to see the release of U.S. PIRG’s report, “Trash in America,” issuing a national call for a move toward zero waste. While a vision of a zero waste future is honorable and exciting, we’ve got some work to do to get there – especially here in the Midwest. Across the country, a range of incentives…More


02.13.18 | Announcements

Throughout the Midwest, construction and demolition (C&D) waste is one of the largest components of the waste stream (sometimes up to 35%), despite the fact that this material can often be reused or recycled with minimal processing. This material includes bricks, concrete, wood, plaster, drywall, masonry, architectural elements, roof coverings plumbing fixtures, and piping. The landfilling of this material represents…More