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For Midwest communities dealing with urban flooding, new templates provide a free resource to rethink streets and open spaces for stormwater management

01.06.16 | Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 5, 2016 For Midwest communities dealing with urban flooding, new templates provide a free resource to rethink streets and open spaces for stormwater management Chicago-area government, nonprofit and for-profit groups worked together on green infrastructure design templates—an outcome of ongoing collaboration to address urban flooding Contact: Mandy Burrell Booth, 312-863-6018, mburrell@metroplanning.org Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-554-0900, kmusisi@delta-institute.org…More


TWO CHICAGO GREEN INNOVATORS WIN SEED FUNDING AT LIVE PITCH EVENT

11.04.15 | Press

4th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement Chicago, IL (November 4, 2015) – In a city with a growing community of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and venture capital firms, five of Chicago’s emerging green projects took center stage last night to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding. Two entrepreneurs, Octavia Hooks of Octavia’s Natural Hair Care Experience and…More


Tally is in: Chicago Green Office Challenge Announces Winners

06.10.15 | Press

Through citywide sustainability competition, 170 Chicago offices strive to go green. Participant efforts yield annual savings of 690,000 kWh and 705,000 gallons of water, and reduce 71 tons of waste. CHICAGO, Ill. (June 10, 2015) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge joined City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert, Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot, and…More


Senators Stabenow, Peters Applaud Great Lakes Investment in West Michigan

03.26.15 | Press

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force, today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $1,356,970 to three projects in West Michigan to improve water quality and protect natural habitats in the region. … “Lake Michigan is an invaluable natural resource, and Delta Institute…More


The Field Museum Achieves LEED-EB: OM Gold Certification

03.16.15 | Press

Joint News Release Media Contact: Emily Waldren, 312-665-7107, ewaldren@fieldmuseum.org Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org CHICAGO (March 16, 2015) – The Field Museum and Delta Institute today announced that the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the museum a Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB O+M). Chicago-based nonprofit, Delta Institute, assisted The Field in earning…More


Study finds waste diversion could create 39,000 Chicagoland jobs by 2040

10.30.14 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi, 312-651-4344, kmusisi@delta-institute.org   CHICAGO (October 30, 2014) – A study released today by Chicago-based nonprofit Delta Institute projects that the Chicagoland region could add 39,000 local jobs by 2040 by diverting more waste from landfill. Read the report here. Currently, the Chicago Metropolitan Region’s waste management statistics lag behind the national averages, with Cook County residents generating 2.6…More