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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

$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

Guide Provides Resources to Navigate the Coal Transition Process

05.03.18 | Press

Media Contact: Amy Yanow CHICAGO, IL – May 3, 2018 – Delta Institute releases “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition,” which helps communities plan for the closure and potential reuse of their coal plants in ways that promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable economic development. Since Delta’s founding, they have engaged in community-driven redevelopment of vacant sites and…More

Collaborative to Launch Grain Lab in Chicagoland to Bring Artisan Grains to Local Market

06.15.17 | Press

Effort helps overcome market barriers, bring sustainably and locally grown grains into the local food movement Contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, CHICAGO, IL — As the breadbasket of the United States, the Upper Midwest region uses the majority of its agricultural landscape to mass-produce grains for feed and food to distribute across the globe. A newly formed collaborative has received funding…More


06.08.17 | Press

USDA Conservation Innovation Grant will provide $700,000 in funding to accelerate investment in agricultural practices that restore soil and water health Press contact: Katie Musisi, 312-651-4344, CHICAGO, IL — In the dynamic agricultural sector, demand for crops that meet specific positive social, environmental, climate, and economic objectives is currently outstripping supply, and investments are needed to grow these value…More

Knight Cities Challenge Winner, Steel City Salvage, trains local contractors to harvest building materials from blighted structures in Gary

01.24.17 | Press

NEWS RELEASE Release date: January 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. Contact: Nishaat Killeen, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate, Delta Institute, 312 554 0900, GARY, IN — January 23, 2017 —Delta Institute has kicked off contractor training to enable the safe deconstruction of vacant buildings that will eventually supply Steel City Salvage, a marketplace for building materials that will return…More