Green Soapbox 2020

Green Soapbox 2020

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What is Green Soapbox?

Green Soapbox is an annul event, organized by the Delta Emerging Leaders Associate Board, that explores an environmental issue impacting our local community. You are invited to join in our first virtual Green Soapbox discussion with local experts participating in a panel. This year’s topic will focus on understanding shoreline erosion in the City of Chicago and how communities are working address the related challenges.

There is a suggested donation of $10 to register. Your support will benefit the mission of Delta Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to collaborating with communities across the Midwest to solve complex, environmental challenges.


Beach Erosion and Climate Change: Increasing Community Resilience

The beaches are washing away! Climate change is already impacting the Chicago shoreline and throughout the Great Lakes States. What is the City of Chicago doing to mitigate the effect of rising water levels? Can we look to marine coastal communities and other partners for assistance? What does the future hold for the communities along the lakeshore?


• Cam Davis, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
• Veronica Fall, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
• Tom Heineman, Greater Eastlake Terrace Park Advisory Council
• Mila Kellen Marshall, Principal Owner at Herb & Planning Associates/PhD Candidate UIC-Chicago

Jerome McDonnell, WBEZ

Thank you to our sponsors!

Delta Institute is grateful to have the support of the following organizations in supporting this event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Patrick Murphy, Delta’s Senior Development Specialist, at or 312-651-4356.


Platinum Sponsor: Schneider Electric Foundation

Proceeds from the event will support Delta Institute’s overarching mission of collaborating with communities across the Midwest to address complex environmental challenges.

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