Setting a clear course for real progress.

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    Disrupt the Energy Status Quo

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    Catalyze Ecosystem Stewardship

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    Transform Waste from Liability to Asset


The Great Lakes region is energy-intensive, and many industries consume energy at a rate higher than the national average resulting in significant greenhouse gas emissions and missed opportunities for cost savings. In addition, energy inefficiency and a lack of renewable energy generation are failing to mitigate the effects of climate change.


Delta is working to create a win-win alternative to “business as usual” by reimagining how we use and value our energy resources in the Great Lakes region by:


Agriculture is one of the biggest economic drivers in the Great Lakes region, but the resource-intensive approach currently used on most farms comes with a host of impacts to our air, soil, and water. In addition, urban sprawl has resulted in a loss of forests and prairies that serve as long-term carbon sinks. The trees and prairies that remain are threatened by climate change and invasive species.


Delta is working to help individuals, businesses and communities become stewards of our air, land, and water by:


Per capita waste generation in the Great Lakes region is among the highest in the country, and recycling and reuse rates in most Great Lakes states are far below the national average. As a result, the region’s ever-expanding waste infrastructure system is transporting waste farther than in previous decades, resulting in air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and an increasing cost of waste disposal.


Delta is working to identify unrealized opportunities in the waste stream and prove the business case in transforming waste from an environmental liability to an economic asset. We do this by:

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