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KitcheNet Named Winner of BOOST 2018

11.14.18 | Announcements

Chicago, IL (November 14, 2018) — KitcheNet announced as the winner of the 7th annual BOOST. BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that seeks to solve complex environmental challenges around the Midwest, is presented by the Delta Emerging Leaders, Delta Institute’s associate board. The Delta Emerging Leaders are passionate young professionals who work as an extension of Delta Institute to create…More


CHICAGO’S GREEN INNOVATORS TO PITCH NEW PROJECTS AT CROWD-FUNDING EVENT

10.16.18 | Press

7th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement   Chicago, IL (October 16, 2018) — The Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs), an associate board of the Delta Institute, today announced their finalists for the 7th annual Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking (BOOST), a live, crowd-funded pitch fest to solve complex environmental challenges throughout Chicago and the Midwest. Entrepreneurs…More


What the Recent International Climate Report Means for the Midwest​

10.12.18 | Announcements

All of us at Delta Institute wanted to make sure that you saw the recently released U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which declares we must prevent further climate change impact and reduce the likelihood of catastrophic weather—such as Hurricane Michael that devastated the Florida panhandle coastline this week. Industry—and the people who run it—need to take more…More


Ecosystem Service Benefits from Regenerative Agriculture Practices

09.19.18 | In the News

An article published in AgFunder News highlights the recently released report, Valuing the Ecosystem Service Benefits from Regenerative Agriculture Practices, that quantifies the positive impact Farmland LP’s management practices has on farmland. David LeZaks, Regenerative Food Systems Lead at Delta Institute, discusses the report in a Q&A.   Read the Q&A here.


$21.4 Million Net Ecosystem Service Value Benefits Demonstrated Using Regenerative Agriculture at Scale

09.19.18 | Press

Chicago, IL (September 19, 2018) — Delta Institute, Farmland LP, and Earth Economics released a report today that demonstrates $21.4 million in net ecosystem service value benefits using regenerative farm management practices at scale. The report shows double bottom line return of 7.3% annual ecosystem gain on top of 10.5% annualized net economic gain for investors and summarizes the social…More