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June 2018

Green Soapbox 2018

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haymarket Brewing, 737 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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Join the Delta Emerging Leaders (DELs) on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for Green Soapbox, an event featuring stories from four of Chicago’s leading entrepreneurs - who happen to be women. Their businesses are contributing to a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable city. They will share the inspirations and insights that motivate them, and how their enterprises reflect their values.  …

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July 2018

Deconstruction and Building Material Reuse Webinar

July 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about deconstruction and building material reuse with Eve Pytel, Programs Director at Delta Institute on Thursday, July 12th from 1 - 2 PM CT. Eve will introduce you to deconstruction for government, economic development professionals and other practitioners and provide you with an overview of Delta Institute's recently released deconstruction tool guide (what the tools are and how to use…

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September 2018

Delta Institute’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Savage Smyth, 920 N Franklin
Chicago, IL 60610
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You are invited to celebrate 20 years with us.

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October 2018

Discovering Designs for Green Infrastructure in Midwestern Communities

October 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Explore Green Infrastructure design and implementation with Jack Eskin, Senior Programs Specialist at Delta Institute. Please see his speaker bio below.Jack will introduce you to Delta Institute's Green Infrastructure Design Guide. Delta created this practical toolkit that features scalable tools and design templates to support municipal managers and decision-makers beginning to explore and implement Green Infrastructure in their communities. This webinar…

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Artisan Grain in Action: Baking and Cooking with Sustainable Grains

October 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gourmet Gorilla, 1200 West Cermak Road
Chicago, IL 60608
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The Artisan Grain Collaborative is a group of bakers, farmers, millers, nutritionists, and other experts who are working to promote a regenerative food system by strengthening the market for local grains across the Midwest. In this Lab, learn more about artisan grains and get hands-on experience on how to use them in baking projects. First, hear from Erin Meyer of…

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November 2018


November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Chop Shop & 1st Ward, 2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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$30 – $40

Social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects pitch their concepts to a live audience at BOOST. Audience members vote with their ticket contributions to determine the winner, who receives a BOOST grant. Grant funds are raised by the Delta Emerging Leaders through sponsorship and ticket sales. Cumulatively, BOOST has provided $45,000 to 12 innovative projects in Chicago over the past six…

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Greenbuild Tour – Innovative (Re)use of Building Materials

November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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This tour covers three examples of innovative use and reuse of building materials. It features the Rebuilding Exchange, a retail warehouse for recycled building materials. Also included are the offices of DIRTT Environmental Solutions and the Natural Resources Defense Council, certified under the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum for Commercial Interiors. Materials to be highlighted are reclaimed wood and…

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November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch Delta Institute’s CEO, Bill Schleizer, discuss Delta’s environmental and economic impact on communities throughout the Midwest live on the Giving Tuesday Streamathon on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30 PM CT! Your #GivingTuesday gift will be matched by two Delta Board Directors - up to $10,000! Please support Delta Institute on Giving Tuesday (11/27) and double your impact on communities…

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Midwest Coal Transition: What’s in Your Toolkit?

November 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The energy market in the United States is changing and with growing community and economic pressures, coal-fired power plants across the country are shutting down. In the Midwest, this has created both opportunities and challenges for communities as they plan for what comes next after a coal plant closure. Join us for a conversation about the state of coal in…

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January 2019

Resilient Farm and Food System Finance Webinar

January 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Clean Portfolio Project, Croatan Institute, and the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) for a webinar exploring models to finance resilient food systems and regenerative, organic agriculture across asset classes. This event will take place on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 12:30-2:00 pm EST / 9:30-11:00 am PST. The Clean Portfolio Project is developing total portfolio approaches to fossil-free investing in integrated climate…

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