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The State of Land Stewardship in Illinois

01.16.20 | Announcements

Roughly 50,000 acres of the 1.5 million total acres of conserved land in Illinois are owned by non-governmental conservation groups, also known as conservation land trusts.  Traditionally, conservation land trusts have protected land, often restored it, and later transferred it to government entities for long-term ownership, which effectively transfers the responsibility of land stewardship to those governmental entities. While this…More

Featured BOOST Sponsor: West Monroe Partners

11.07.19 | Announcements, BOOST, DELS

On November 12, 2019, Delta Institute’s associate board, the Delta Emerging Leaders, will host our annual BOOST event at Chop Shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. BOOST, now in its 8th year, showcases Chicago’s most innovative emerging entrepreneurs in sustainability. We are grateful to have philanthropic support from the local community through corporate sponsors like West Monroe Partners,…More

Land Tenure and Conservation in Agriculture: Creating Incentives for Landowners

08.07.19 | Announcements

Agricultural land management decisions are situated within a complex and interconnected system, influenced by a suite of social and economic factors, many of which are difficult to control. Landowners can, but often don’t, take it upon themselves to drive stewardship of their land. This report focuses on land ownership and tenure as levers to increase conservation and rebuild soil health…More

Welcome the New 2019 Delta Emerging Leaders!

08.06.19 | Announcements, DELS

The Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs) serve as the official associate board of Delta Institute and advance Delta’s mission by expanding its network of supporters, donors, and partners through events and initiatives that engage new and diverse audiences. Since 2011, DELs have raised awareness of environmental, economic, and social challenges and solutions through exciting events and initiatives. The DELs’ most popular event…More

Actionable New Rules for Chicago Real Estate Developers

02.14.19 | Announcements

In response to the recent Crain’s Chicago Business article, How political upheaval is rewriting the rules developers have played by for decades, Eve Pytel, Programs Director at Delta Institute, wrote the following letter to the editor. Delta commends Crain’s for raising awareness of the critical changes in the Chicago real estate development community. ________________________________________ By Eve Pytel Too often the…More

Gary Green Infrastructure Plan

01.16.19 | Announcements

This month, the Gary Green Infrastructure Plan concludes after two years of Delta Institute assisting the City of Gary, Indiana with their green infrastructure strategies. Through Delta’s long-standing partnership with the Gary, together, we aim to improve public health and the quality of life for residents.   As part of Delta’s efforts, Gary received tools – such as the Green…More