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Delta Institute Launches 4th Chicago Green Office Challenge

09.02.14 | Press

CHICAGO, Ill. (September 2, 2014) – Today Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge announced the launch of the Chicago Green Office Challenge, an impact-driven competition that encourages Chicago businesses to adopt sustainable practices that promote efficiency, save money, and reduce environmental impacts. “We’re excited to partner with the City of Chicago and Office Depot to make the 4th Green Office Challenge…More

First Agricultural Fertilizer Offset Transaction Rewards Michigan Farmer and Reduces Emissions

06.19.14 | Press

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 19, 2014) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge today announced that the first nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions offsets transaction has been completed through the Delta Nitrogen Credit Program, rewarding farmer Myron Ortner for voluntarily reducing nitrogen fertilizer use on a 40-acre field he farms in Reese, Michigan. The transaction demonstrates that through careful adjustments in nitrogen fertilizer…More

Tally is in: 2013 Chicago Green Office Challenge Winners Announced

06.18.14 | Press

2013 Chicago Green Office Challenge Winners Announced                     CHICAGO, Ill. (June 18, 2014) – Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge joined City of Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert and Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy for Office Depot, to announce the final results and winners of the…More

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets Issued in First Agricultural Offsets Transaction

06.09.14 | Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. (June 9, 2014) – The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced today the first agricultural greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) offsets transaction based on validation and verification methodology developed by EPRI and Michigan State University (MSU). The methodology enables farmers to participate in emerging carbon markets by creating GHG offsets, which can be sold to other carbon market participants…More

Innovative Conservation Partnership Launches the First Ever Credit Transaction to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture

02.19.14 | Press

JOINT PRESS RELEASE The Climate Trust and Delta Institute today announced a new effort to reward farmers for reducing the environmental impacts of their nitrogen fertilizer practices. Delta Institute of Chicago and its partners will work with farmers across the Midwest to encourage voluntary changes to fertilizer applications to reduce emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent greenhouse gas, while…More

Delta Institute and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization Collaborate to Spur Little Village Redevelopment

01.28.14 | Press
The shuttered Crawford coal-fired power plant is one of many brownfields in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Today, Delta Institute CEO Jean Pogge and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) Executive Director Antonio Lopez announced the launch of a joint initiative to begin revitalization of vacant buildings and lots, known as brownfields, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. This project will pave the way for new economic development opportunities in Little Village, an historic industrial…More