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Citizen devices tracking Chicago’s pollution hot spots

11.15.17 | In the News

In an article published in the Chicago Tribune, written by investigative environmental reporter, Michael Hawthorne, shares how Delta Institute along with four community groups,  are working to gather data and monitor air-quality in four Chicago neighborhoods. Chicago based community groups involved in the project include, Alliance for a Greener South Loop, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), and…More

Steel City Salvage to host building material pop-up market Saturday

11.03.17 | In the News

An article published in NWI Times excites the Gary community with details about the Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop. Eve Pytel, Programs Director at Delta, shares that this first Pop-Up Shop will help to inform future events as community members can share what materials they are interested in. Eve promised that the event would intrigue those interested in admiring Gary, Indiana’s forgotten…More

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

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

Opportunities for Sustainable Community and Neighborhood Development

10.13.17 | In the News

This article in the Las Vegas Optic outlines the key takeaways from our most recent Glass Half Full discussion series event in September focused on models for sustainable community and neighborhood development. While the majority of the issues discussed were Chicago specific, the piece explains that communities nationwide have the potential to better integrate the environment, the economy and the…More